Definición de ossify en inglés:


Silabificación: os·si·fy
Pronunciación: /ˈäsəˌfī

verbo (ossifies, ossifying, ossified)

[no object]
  • 1Turn into bone or bony tissue: these tracheal cartilages may ossify
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    • The flat bones ossify directly from such fibrous tissue rather than from intermediary cartilage.
    • Fossilized embryos are rarely discovered, because their bones only begin to ossify late in development.
    • In later years some of these joints completely ossify (are converted to solid bone material).
    turn into bone, become bony, calcify, harden, solidify, rigidify, petrify
  • 2 (often as adjective ossified) Cease developing; be stagnant or rigid: ossified political institutions
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    • By the 1980s, political life was suffocating and the political system had ossified.
    • The baron ought to be repellent, but he quickly gathers the audience on his side, as an unlikely agent for freedom in a repressive, ossified society.
    • Too much debate on the Left is about defending ossified thought patterns and structures which have actually outlived their usefulness.
    become inflexible, become rigid, fossilize, calcify, rigidify, stagnate



Pronunciación: /ˌäsəfiˈkāSHən/
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I don't think any artist likes the idea of ossification, of becoming just a tradition.
  • In fact, it shows the kind of ossification that comes from osteoporosis and would be the result of degeneration from lack of physical activity and being in a coma.
  • But if talent, of any sort, is not nurtured within the organization, any organization, we will see ossification and decay.


early 18th century: from French ossifier, from Latin os, oss- 'bone'.

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