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Synonyms for ossify

become bony

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make rigid and set into a conventional pattern

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cause to become hard and bony

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In Apalone spinifera, the elements of the neurocranium ossify between stages 19 and 23 (SHEIL, 2003), in Macrochelys teminckii between stages 21 and 24 (SHEIL, 2005), and in Chelydra serpentina (RIEPPEL, 1993; SHEIL; GREENBAUM, 2005) between stages 21 and 23, indicating that this is the period of longest duration in Podocnemis expansa, since it takes place between stages 19 and 24.
Caudal skeleton elements begin to ossify at this stage, beginning at the base of each.
Consistency in vision and execution has made Walgreens great, but the company has not allowed that virtue to ossify into a foolish consistency.
The clavicle and mandible normally ossify first, around 8 menstrual weeks.
The older adult says she likes to participate in this program because she enjoys staying with the young so she will not ossify.