ossify (v.)

  1. become bony; The tissue ossified'

  2. make rigid and set into a conventional pattern; rigidify the training schedule; ossified teaching methods; slogans petrify our thinking

    [ Syn: rigidify , petrify ]

  3. cause to become hard and bony; The disease ossified the tissue'

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