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ossification (n.)

1690s, "the formation of bones," from Latin ossis "of bones," genitive of os "bone" (from PIE root *ost- "bone") + -fication "a making or causing." From 1705 as "a bony formation." It is recorded earlier than ossify.

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Definitions of ossification from WordNet

ossification (n.)
the developmental process of bone formation;
ossification (n.)
the calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material;
ossification (n.)
the process of becoming rigidly fixed in a conventional pattern of thought or behavior;
ossification (n.)
hardened conventionality;
Synonyms: conformity
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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