Medical Dictionary

calcification

noun cal·ci·fi·ca·tion \ˌkal-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Medical Definition of CALCIFICATION

1
:  impregnation with calcareous matter: as a :  deposition of calcium salts within the matrix of cartilage often as the preliminary step in the formation of bone—compare ossification 1a b :  abnormal deposition of calcium salts within tissue
2
:  a calcified structure or part

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