calcification[kal′sə fi kā′s̸hən]
- a calcifying; specif., the deposition of calcium salts in body tissues
- a calcified substance or structure
- a. Impregnation with calcium or calcium salts, as with calcium carbonate.b. Hardening, as of tissue, by such impregnation.
- A calcified substance or part.
- An inflexible, unchanging state: calcification of negotiations.
(countable and uncountable, plural calcifications)
From calcify + -ation.