ossific

Relating to a change into, or formation of, bone.

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os·sif·ic ə-'sif-ik adj tending to form bone: making bone

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os·sif·ic (ə-sifґik) [L. os bone + facere to make] forming or becoming bone.

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  • Ossific — Os*sif ic, a. [L. os, ossis, bone + facere to make: cf. F. ossifique. See {Fact}.] Capable of producing bone; having the power to change cartilage or other tissue into bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ossific — See ossify. * * * …   Universalium

  • ossific — os·sif·ic …   English syllables

  • ossific — əˈsifik adjective Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin ossificus, from Latin ossi + ficus fic : tending to form bone : making bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ossification of the mandible — The mandible is ossified in the fibrous membrane covering the outer surfaces of Meckel s cartilages. These cartilages form the cartilaginous bar of the mandibular arch (see p. 66), and are two in number, a right and a left. Their proximal or… …   Wikipedia

  • Ossification of the sphenoid — Until the seventh or eighth month of fetal life the body of the sphenoid consists of two parts: one in front of the tuberculum sellæ, the presphenoid, with which the small wings are continuous; the other, comprising the sella turcica and dorsum… …   Wikipedia

  • Ossification of sphenoid — Figure 4 : Sphenoid bone at birth, posterior aspect. Until the seventh or eighth month of fetal life the body of the sphenoid consists of two parts: one in front of the tuberculum sellæ, the presphenoid, with which the small wings are… …   Wikipedia

  • center — 1. The middle point of a body; loosely, the interior of a body. A c. of any kind, especially an anatomical c.. 2. A group of nerve cells governing a specific function. SYN: centrum [TA]. [L. centrum; G. kentron] active c …   Medical dictionary

  • Ossification of mandible — Figure 3: Mandible of human embryo 24 mm. long. Outer aspect. Figure 4: Mandible of human embryo 24 mm. long. Inner …   Wikipedia

  • Osseous — Os se*ous, a. [L. osseus, from os, ossis bone; akin to Gr. oste on, Skr. asthi. Cf. {Oyster}.] Composed of bone; resembling bone; capable of forming bone; bony; ossific. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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