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Noun: ossification  ,ó-su-fi'key-shun
  1. The developmental process of bone formation
  2. The calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material
  3. The process of becoming rigidly fixed in a conventional pattern of thought or behaviour
  4. Hardened conventionality
    - conformity

Derived forms: ossifications

Type of: biological process, calcification, convention, conventionalism, conventionality, human process, organic process

Encyclopedia: Ossification