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ossify

 [os´ĭ-fi]
to change or develop into bone.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

os·si·fy

(os'i-fī),
To form bone or convert into bone.
[ossi- + L. facio, to make]
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ossify

(ŏs′ə-fī′)
v. ossi·fied, ossi·fying, ossi·fies
v.intr.
1. To change into bone; become bony.
2. To become set in a rigidly conventional pattern: "The central ideas of liberalism have ossified" (Jeffrey Hart).
v.tr.
1. To convert (a membrane or cartilage, for example) into bone.
2. To mold into a rigidly conventional pattern.

os·sif′ic (ŏ-sĭf′ĭk) adj.
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ossify

verb To change into bone
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

os·si·fy

(os'i-fī)
To form bone or convert into bone.
[ossi- + L. facio, to make]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

os·si·fy

(os'i-fī)
To form bone or convert into bone.
[ossi- + L. facio, to make]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In our study, open release procedure was performed at a mean time of 13 months after first identification of heterotopic ossification formation.
Crimson snapper Lutjanus erythropterus, Skeleton, Ontogeny, Ossification, Malformations.
PHP-Ia can be differentiated from this syndrome only by the presence of GNAS mutation and of heterotopic ossifications (8).
Histologic examination of the mass showed heterotopic ossification with the ballistic cavity in the soft tissue adjacent to the skin (Fig 4).
At operation, a posterolateral incision was carried out at the level of ossification. After longitudinal dissection and posterior retraction of the peroneus longus muscle, the fibular shaft was freed of muscle insertions.
Dejerine and Ceillier were the first to describe periarticular ossification in patients with severe head injury.
His radiographs revealed arthritic changes in the hip; ectopic ossification in the gluteal region & paraspinal region; hypoplastic 1st metatarsal and proximal phalanx (Fig 2).
[12] focused on periarticular ossification in paraplegics, reporting the results of six patients treated with a total hip replacement.
Two important complications are deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and heterotopic ossification (HO).
Antonioli, "Heterotopic ossifications subsequent to knee arthroplasty," La Chirurgia Degli Organi di Movimento, vol.
The documented variations of superior transverse scapular ligaments include calcification, partial or complete ossification and multiple bands.
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a common complication characterized by abnormal bone formation within muscle and connective tissue following surgical trauma, often observed after total hip arthroplasty.