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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Os·si·fied a. Changed to bone or something resembling bone; hardened by deposits of mineral matter of any kind; -- said of tissues.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Os·si·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ossified p. pr. & vb. n. Ossifying ]
 1. Physiol. To form into bone; to change from a soft animal substance into bone, as by the deposition of lime salts.
 2. (Fig.): To harden; as, to ossify the heart.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 ossified
      adj 1: changed into bone; hardened by deposits of mineral matter;
             "cartilages ossified with age"
      2: set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits,
         or beliefs; "obsolete fossilized ways"; "an ossified
         bureaucratic system" [syn: fossilized, fossilised]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 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"
      [also: ossified]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 ossified
      See ossify