ossify definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to alter into bone tissue; become bony.
    • In Order To Become set-in a rigidly traditional design: "The main a few ideas of liberalism have ossified” ( Jeffrey Hart).
    • to be bone; to change from a soft tissue to a hard bony muscle.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To convert (a membrane or cartilage, like) into bone tissue.
    • To shape into a rigidly old-fashioned pattern.
    • To form into bone; to alter from a soft animal substance into bone tissue, as by the deposition of lime salts.
    • To solidify.
  • verb:
    • To transform (or cause to transform) from a softer pet material into bone; particularly the processes of growth in people and creatures.
    • In order to become (or trigger to become) inflexible and rigid in practices or viewpoints.
    • To grow (or trigger to cultivate) formulaic and permanent.
    • To calcify.
    • make rigid and set into a conventional pattern
    • cause in order to become tough and bony
    • become bony
  • others:
    • to help make or develop bone in or of; cause ossification in or of; convert into bone tissue, as membrane or cartilage; harden like bone tissue; render osseous.
    • To become bone; undergo ossification; change or be changed from smooth muscle to bone.

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