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verb [I] (BODY)    /ˈɒs.ɪ.faɪ/ US  /ˈɑː.sə-/ specialized
If body tissue ossifies, it becomes hard and changes into bone.Problems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth ossified     /-faɪd/ adjective Hard and firm
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