Ossific



ossific os·sif·ic (ŏ-sĭf’ĭk)
adj.
Of, forming, or developing into bone.

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  • Ossification

    [os-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌɒs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. the state of being . 3. something that has ; a bony formation. /ˌɒsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun 1. the formation of or conversion into bone 2. the process of ossifying or the state of being ossified n. 1690s, from Latin ossis “of […]

  • Ossified

    [os-uh-fahyd] /ˈɒs əˌfaɪd/ adjective 1. hardened like or into bone. 2. Slang. . [os-uh-fahy] /ˈɒs əˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), ossified, ossifying. 1. to convert into or cause to harden like bone. verb (used without object), ossified, ossifying. 2. to become bone or harden like bone. 3. to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, […]



  • Ossifrage

    [os-uh-frij] /ˈɒs ə frɪdʒ/ noun 1. the lammergeier. 2. Archaic. the osprey. /ˈɒsɪfrɪdʒ; -ˌfreɪdʒ/ noun 1. an archaic name for lammergeier, osprey (sense 1) n. “sea-eagle, osprey,” c.1600, from Latin ossifraga “vulture,” fem. of ossifragus, literally “bone-breaker,” from ossifragus (adj.) “bone-breaking,” from os (genitive ossis) “bone” (see osseous) + stem of frangere “to break” (see […]

  • Ossify

    [os-uh-fahy] /ˈɒs əˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), ossified, ossifying. 1. to convert into or cause to harden like bone. verb (used without object), ossified, ossifying. 2. to become bone or harden like bone. 3. to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, opinions, etc.: a young man who began to ossify right after college. /ˈɒsɪˌfaɪ/ […]



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