ossification

Definitions of ossification
  1. noun
    the developmental process of bone formation
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    type of:
    biological process, organic process
    a process occurring in living organisms
  2. noun
    the calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material
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    type of:
    calcification
    a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
  3. noun
    the process of becoming rigidly fixed in a conventional pattern of thought or behavior
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    type of:
    human process
    a process in which human beings are involved
  4. noun
    hardened conventionality
    synonyms: conformity
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    type of:
    convention, conventionalism, conventionality
    orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
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