Calcification



a changing into lime.
Physiology. the deposition of lime or insoluble salts of calcium and magnesium, as in a tissue.
Anatomy, Geology. a calcified formation.
a soil process in which the surface soil is supplied with calcium in such a way that the soil colloids are always close to saturation.
a hardening or solidifying; rigidity:
As the conflict developed, there was an increasing calcification of attitudes on both sides.
Historical Examples

A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various
Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot

noun
the process of calcifying or becoming calcified
(pathol) a tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
any calcified object or formation

calcification
(kāl’sə-fĭ-kā’shən)

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