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Ossification

The process of becoming rigidly fixed in a conventional pattern of thught or behavior.The developmental process of bone formation.The calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material.The formation of bone matter over what would previously have been another tissue.ossification
(Scince: Orthopaedics Pathology) The formation of bone or of a bony substance, the conversion of fibrous tissue or of cartilage into bone or a bony substance.
Origin: L. Ossificatio


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