Definitions for "Ossify"
Keywords:  bony, facio, bone, cartilage, lime
To form into bone; to change from a soft animal substance into bone, as by the deposition of lime salts.
To become bone; to change from a soft tissue to a hard bony tissue.
Latin os = bone, and facio = make; hence, to form bone; and ossification, the process of bone formation.
make rigid and set into a conventional pattern; "rigidify the training schedule"; "ossified teaching methods"; "slogans petrify our thinking"
Keywords:  harden, heart
To harden; as, to ossify the heart.