• WordNet 3.6
    • n calcification a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
    • n calcification an inflexible and unchanging state "the calcification of negotiations"
    • n calcification tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Calcification kăl`sĭ*fĭ*kā"shŭn (Physiol) The process of change into a stony or calcareous substance by the deposition of lime salt; -- normally, as in the formation of bone and of teeth; abnormally, as in calcareous degeneration of tissue.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n calcification A changing into lime; the process of changing or being changed into a stony substance by the deposition of salts of lime, as in the formation of petrifactions.
    • n calcification In zoology and anatomy, the deposition of salts of lime in any tissue, as in membrane or cartilage in the formation of bone. But calcification may occur, as in cartilage, in old age or disease, without involving the histological changes leading to the production of true bone; hence there is a distinction between ossification and calcification.
    • n calcification A calcific formation or structure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Calcification the process of calcifying, a changing into lime
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed from L. calx, chalk.


In literature:

On the other hand, the cartilage may undergo calcification or ossification.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Nothing is added, as, for instance, in the case of calcification.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
Here the inflammatory process extends to the lateral cartilages, with a strong tendency to calcification.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
This is termed progressive calcification.
"Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth" by Henry L. Ambler
A very small proportion of the cases may recover spontaneously, the tumors being encysted or undergoing calcification.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
See that degenerative calcification there.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Calcification of the teeth begins at the seventeenth week of foetal life.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
Calcification of the media is found and is said to be preceded by hypertrophy of the middle coat.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
The changes eventually taking place in the thrombus are known as organization, calcification, and softening.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various

In news:

In rare cases (eg, hypervitaminosis D, Mönckeberg's sclerosis, and infantile calcifications ), vessel calcifications may mimic classical atherosclerotic calcifications .
Computed tomography (CT) can easily detect coronary calcifications , and allows for a fast and noninvasive assessment of coronary atherosclerosis.
Computed tomography (CT) can easily detect coronary calcifications, and allows for a fast and noninvasive assessment of coronary atherosclerosis.
In this article, the authors demonstrate a broad spectrum of common and uncommon central nervous system disorders associated with calcifications.
Acute calcific prevertebral tendonitis of the longus colli muscle.
In addition, amorphous calcification was seen embedded within the superior oblique tendon (proximal tendon of the longus colli muscle.
Every extra hour of sleep observed by researchers was associated with a 33% drop in participants' odds of developing coronary artery calcification over five years.