In his study of centres of ossification, Owen made in point of theory a distinct advance on his predecessors.
When ossification sets in, the ear-capsule forms three bones, of which two fuse with the supraoccipital and exoccipitals.
The foundations of the skull are now complete, and ossification gradually sets in.
Three rings of bone forming three more or less complete vertebræ are the final result of ossification.
In the same way the process of ossification supplants the cartilaginous skeleton.
On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ossification, such as: calcification, coagulation, concretion, crystallization, fossilization, and freezing.
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