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calcification

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

Medical Definition of calcification

  1. 1:  impregnation with calcareous matter: asa:  deposition of calcium salts within the matrix of cartilage often as the preliminary step in the formation of bone—compare ossification 1ab:  abnormal deposition of calcium salts within soft tissue often causing thickening or hardening

  2. 2:  a calcified structure or part; also :  an abnormal deposit of calcium salts arterial calcifications


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