Definition of ossification in US English:

ossification

noun

  • See ossify

    • ‘Note, however, the presence of tiny ossifications along the shaft.’
    • ‘I don't think any artist likes the idea of ossification, of becoming just a tradition.’
    • ‘If there were any piece that needed saving from the ossification of tradition in the 1960s, it was Parsifal.’
    • ‘In fact, it shows the kind of ossification that comes from osteoporosis and would be the result of degeneration from lack of physical activity and being in a coma.’
    • ‘But if talent, of any sort, is not nurtured within the organization, any organization, we will see ossification and decay.’

Pronunciation

ossification

/ˌäsəfəˈkāSH(ə)n//ˌɑsəfəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/