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    ossification - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ossification

    (noun) the developmental process of bone formation Definition
    (noun) the calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material Definition
    (noun) the process of becoming rigidly fixed in a conventional pattern of thought or behavior Definition
    (noun) hardened conventionality
    Synonyms : conformity
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ossification

ossis=bone (in latin) hence, ossification=bone formation process

ossification is related to bones , BONES are STIFF,RIGID . hence, ossified = rigid in thought=very conventional

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