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synonyms for ossification

  • calcification
  • coagulation
  • concretion
  • crystallization
  • fossilization
  • freezing
  • petrification
  • setting
  • solidifying
  • stiffening
  • casehardening
See also synonyms for: ossifications
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How to use ossification in a sentence

In his study of centres of ossification, Owen made in point of theory a distinct advance on his predecessors.
FORM AND FUNCTIONE. S. (EDWARD STUART) RUSSELL
When ossification sets in, the ear-capsule forms three bones, of which two fuse with the supraoccipital and exoccipitals.
FORM AND FUNCTIONE. S. (EDWARD STUART) RUSSELL
The foundations of the skull are now complete, and ossification gradually sets in.
FORM AND FUNCTIONE. S. (EDWARD STUART) RUSSELL
Three rings of bone forming three more or less complete vertebræ are the final result of ossification.
FORM AND FUNCTIONE. S. (EDWARD STUART) RUSSELL
In the same way the process of ossification supplants the cartilaginous skeleton.
FORM AND FUNCTIONE. S. (EDWARD STUART) RUSSELL
This ossification is evidently that shown in Notobatrachus as "coracoid."
THE ANCESTRY OF MODERN AMPHIBIA: A REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCETHEODORE H. EATON
It is a case of that ossification which occurs round the healing of an actual fracture; the story had broken down and been mended.
APPRECIATIONS AND CRITICISMS OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENSG. K. CHESTERTON
We think we may say, too, that in the vast majority of cases the ossification of the cartilage commences in its anterior half.
DISEASES OF THE HORSE'S FOOTHARRY CAULTON REEKS
The ossification of conditions increased, but the general impoverishment increased likewise.
WOMAN AND SOCIALISMAUGUST BEBEL
The mental stultification which begins in youth reaches ossification as men grow older.
FLOWERS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO OSSIFICATION

  • calcification
  • casehardening
  • coagulation
  • concretion
  • crystallization
  • fossilization
  • freezing
  • ossification
  • petrification
  • setting
  • solidifying
  • stiffening
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.