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CIDE DICTIONARY
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ossicular | ossiculate | ossiculated | ossiculum | ossiferous | ossific | ossification | ossified | ossifrage | ossifragous | ossify

ossific

CIDE DICTIONARY

ossifica. [L. os, ossis, bone + facere to make: cf. F. ossifique. See Fact.].
     Capable of producing bone; having the power to change cartilage or other tissue into bone.  [1913 Webster]

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ossific

Hardness

N hardness, rigidity, renitence, renitency, inflexibility, temper, callosity, durity, induration, petrifaction, lapidification, lapidescence, vitrification, ossification, crystallization, stone, pebble, flint, marble, rock, fossil, crag, crystal, quartz, granite, adamant, bone, cartilage, hardware, heart of oak, block, board, deal board, iron, steel, cast iron, decarbonized iron, wrought iron, nail, brick, concrete, cement, hard, rigid, stubborn, stiff, firm, starch, starched, stark, unbending, unlimber, unyielding, inflexible, tense, indurate, indurated, gritty, proof, adamant, adamantine, adamantean, concrete, stony, granitic, calculous, lithic, vitreous, horny, corneous, bony, osseous, ossific, cartilaginous, hard as a rock, stiff as buckram, stiff as a poker, stiff as starch, stiff as as board.


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