ossify


os·si·fy

verb \ˈäs-ə-ˌfī\
os·si·fiedos·si·fy·ing

Definition of OSSIFY

intransitive verb
: to form or be transformed into bone <cartilage ossified postnatally>
transitive verb
: to change (as cartilage) into bone <osteoblasts ossify the tissue>

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