calcification

Definitions of calcification
  1. noun
    a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
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    types:
    ossification
    the calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material
    type of:
    chemical action, chemical change, chemical process
    (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
  2. noun
    tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
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    type of:
    hardening
    abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue
  3. noun
    an inflexible and unchanging state
    “the calcification of negotiations”
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    type of:
    inaction, inactiveness, inactivity
    the state of being inactive
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