Variant of ossify
transitive verb, intransitive verb ossified, ossifying
- to change or develop into bone
- to settle or fix rigidly in a practice, custom, attitude, etc.
Origin: ; from Classical Latin os (gen. ossis), a bone (; from Indo-European base an unverified form ost- from source Sanskrit ásthi, Classical Greek osteon, bone) plush -fy
- ossification noun