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From Latin os, ossis (bone) + facere (to make). Compare French ossifique.



ossific (not comparable)

  1. Capable of producing bone; having the power to change cartilage or other tissue into bone.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ossific”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)