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calcification


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calcification  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calcification 
  n  1:  a  process  that  impregnates  something  with  calcium  (or 
  calcium  salts) 
  2:  tissue  hardened  by  deposition  of  lime  salts 




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