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Category:GO:0001503 ! ossification

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DAG for GO:0001503id: GO:0001503

name: ossification
namespace: biological_process
def: "The formation of bone or of a bony substance, or the conversion of fibrous tissue or of cartilage into bone or a bony substance." [GOC:mtg_mpo, PMID:17572649]
comment: Note that this term does not have a 'developmental process' parent because ossification isn't necessarily developmental, can also occur as part of bone remodeling. Instead use 'ossification involved in bone maturation ; GO:0043931'.
synonym: "bone biosynthesis" EXACT []
synonym: "bone formation" EXACT []
synonym: "osteogenesis" EXACT []
xref: Wikipedia:Ossification
is_a: GO:0032501 ! multicellular organismal process

AmiGO <GOterm>GO:0001503</GOterm>
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