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synonyms for ossify

  • congeal
  • fossilize
  • freeze
  • harden
  • indurate
  • petrify
  • solidify
  • stiffen
  • thicken
  • turn to bone
See also synonyms for: ossified
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antonyms for ossify

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  • liquefy
  • melt
  • soften
  • thin
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How to use ossify in a sentence

Valves of the Aorta of a cartilaginous texture, as if beginning to ossify.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE FOXGLOVE AND SOME OF ITS MEDICAL USESWILLIAM WITHERING
The other element, the cartilaginous brain-box, does not ossify, and tends to become absorbed (p. 124).
FORM AND FUNCTIONE. S. (EDWARD STUART) RUSSELL
There is a general growth to be observed, and the bones are beginning to ossify.
EMBRYOLOGYGERALD R. LEIGHTON
Maimuni, through his religious Code, gave rabbinical Judaism a strong hold, and on the other hand he helped to ossify it.
HISTORY OF THE JEWS, VOL. III (OF 6)HEINRICH GRAETZ
In the young animal the ends of both radius and ulna are seen to ossify from centres different from those forming the shafts.
THE VERTEBRATE SKELETONSIDNEY H. REYNOLDS
Its shaft and proximal end ossify from one centre, and its distal end from a second.
THE VERTEBRATE SKELETONSIDNEY H. REYNOLDS
Instead of melting Mr. Waring's obduracy seemed to ossify under the effects of tears and entreaties.
THE HAUNTED HOMESTEADE. D. E. N. SOUTHWORTH
Then the cartilaginous vertebræ ossify and form a true backbone.
THE WHENCE AND THE WHITHER OF MANJOHN MASON TYLER
"And give you indigestion and see you ossify for want of exercise under my indulgent eye," retorted her mother.
MARJORIE DEANPAULINE LESTER
I would add, however, that the "tarsal cartilages" in the turkey extensively ossify.
THE WILD TURKEY AND ITS HUNTINGEDWARD A. MCILHENNY
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