calcification


cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

noun \ˌkal-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

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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