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Meaning of CALCIFICATION

Pronunciation:  `kalsufu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
  2. [n]  an inflexible and unchanging state; "the calcification of negotiations"
  3. [n]  tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
 

CALCIFICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, hardening, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, ossification

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cal`ci*fi*ca"tion\
(k[a^]l`s[i^]*f[i^]*k[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. (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.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Abnormal deposits of calcium and magnesium salts in tissue.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Calcification is the process of deposition of calcium salts. In the formation of bone this is a normal condition. In other organs, this could be an abnormal condition. Calcification of the aortic valve causes narrowing of the passage (aortic stenosis). Calcification of breast tissues should be investigated as there is a high potential of cancerous growth.
 

 

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