Definition of ossification noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ossification

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌɒsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1(formal, disapproving) the process of becoming or making something fixed and unable to change Since then there has been a general ossification of views.
  2. 2(specialist) the process of becoming or making something hard like bone