calcification

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calcification

[‚kal·sə·fə′kā·shən]
(geochemistry)
Any process of soil formation in which the soil colloids are saturated to a high degree with exchangeable calcium, thus rendering them relatively immobile and nearly neutral in reaction.
(physiology)
The deposit of calcareous matter within the tissues of the body.
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Our series indicate that presence of micro calcification or coarse & eggshell calcification is highly specific for malignant and benign thyroid nodules respectively.
These three genes, FSTL1 (follistatin-like 1), CAMK2D (calcium/ calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaM kinase) II delta) and KRT75 (keratin 75) (Figure 4), could reflect potential interaction of eggshell calcification and organic matrix formation.
Coarse and eggshell calcification is highly predictive of benignity.