Sentence Examples with the word calcification

The long bones of the limbs consist of an axis of cartilage; the extremities of the cartilages frequently undergo calcification and are thus converted into epiphyses.

At the present day both experimental and histological investigations seem to indicate that in the process of calcification there is a combination of the organic substances present in degenerated tissues, or in tissues of low vitality, with the lime salts of the body.

In other Cheilostomes the amount of calcification may be much less, the supporting skeleton being largely composed of the organic material chitin.