Ossifying Os"si*fy`ing, a. (Physiol.) Changing into bone; becoming bone; as, the ossifying process. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ossifying — Ossify Os si*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ossified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ossifying}.] [L. os, ossis, bone + fy: cf. F. ossifier. See {Osseous}.] 1. (Physiol.) To form into bone; to change from a soft animal substance into bone, as by the deposition of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ossifying — os·si·fy·ing (osґĭ fi″ing) changing or developing into bone …   Medical dictionary

  • ossifying — os·si·fy || É‘sɪfaɪ / É’s v. turn rigid; harden; turn into bone; become set in own ways …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Ossifying fibroma — Classification and external resources ICD O: 9262/0 MeSH D018214 Ossifying fibroma or peripheral ossifying fibroma is an oral pathologic condition …   Wikipedia

  • Ossifying fibromyxoid tumour — Classification and external resources ICD O: 8842/0 An ossifying fibromyxoid tumour is a type of myxoma. It presents in the extremities more frequently than the trunk.[1] It is derived from mesenchyme …   Wikipedia

  • ossifying fibroma — of bone a benign, relatively slow growing, central bone tumor, usually of the jaws, especially the mandible, composed of fibrous connective tissue within which bone is formed …   Medical dictionary

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  • Peripheral ossifying fibroma — is an oral pathologic condition that appears in the mouth as an overgrowth of gingival tissue due to irritation or trauma. Because of its overwhelming incidence on the gingiva, the condition is associated with two other diseases, though not… …   Wikipedia

  • Central ossifying fibroma — is a benign neoplasm that may arise from the fibroblasts of the periodontal ligaments. It is more likely to affect women in their third and fourth decades. Central ossifying fibromas are more common in the mandible around premolars and… …   Wikipedia

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