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 for Ossified
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ossify \Os"si*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ossified; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Ossifying.] [L. os, ossis, bone + -fy: cf. F. ossifier.
     See Osseous.]
     1. (Physiol.) To form into bone; to change from a soft animal
        substance into bone, as by the deposition of lime salts.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Fig.): To harden; as, to ossify the heart. --Ruskin.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ossified \Os"si*fied\, a.
     Changed to bone or something resembling bone; hardened by
     deposits of mineral matter of any kind; -- said of tissues.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ossified
      adj 1: set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior,
             habits, or beliefs; "obsolete fossilized ways"; "an
             ossified bureaucratic system" [syn: fossilized,
             fossilised, ossified]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "ossified":
     backed, bone, bony, calcified, callous, calloused, case-hardened,
     crusted, crusty, crystallized, fossilized, granulated, hardened,
     hornified, incrusted, indurate, indurated, lapidified, osseous,
     ossicular, ossiferous, osteal, petrified, reinforced, rigidified,
     sclerotic, set, solidified, steeled, stiffened, strengthened,
     toughened, vitrified
  
  

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