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ossify

[′äs·ə‚fī]
(physiology)
To form or turn into bone.
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Regardless, the clinical findings of neck pain, throat irritation, mild dysphagia, and ossified stylohyoid ligaments were compatible with a diagnosis of Eagle syndrome.
The occurrence of partially or completely ossified ligamentous connection between the anterior and middle clinoid processes forming the carotico-clinoid foramen was observed and noted.
The scapulae were closely observed for the presence of ossified STSL.
He notes that some "progressive" Christians "dismiss Eastern Orthodoxy as 'an ossified relic of the Christian past'" (p.
First, Mackey relies on an ossified classification of the world into East (including Islam) and West.
Many of the fossilized bones were fully ossified but those in the skull weren't fused together, so this creature was a juvenile or young adult, the researchers speculate.
In the wonderful "What You Learn about the Baby" the narrator catalogues with generous humanity the marvelous insights newborns can bring to those of us ossified into wonderless non-lives.
Besides an ossified vertical structure, Japanese warehousing companies suffer from an overemphasis on keeping costs down.
Mexico's ossified, corrupt political system needs shaking up, but not like this.