ossify


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ossify

[′äs·ə‚fī]
(physiology)
To form or turn into bone.
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Typically, the center of the radial head should ossify before that of the medial epicondyle.
Pterygiophores, hard spine and fin rays started to ossify at 11.01 +- 0.88 mm (22-24 DPH, Fig.
There would be no room for clubs that were not rolling in cash and the competition would ossify into a wealth contest between a small number of clubs.
Nevertheless variations in its thickness and length and its tendency to ossify suggest that the liga-ment responds to changes in mechanical load.