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ossified

(ˈɑsəfɑɪd)
mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. (From stoned (out).) How can anybody be so ossified on four beers?
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Knowledge about the ossification of Carotico-Clinoid Ligament (CCL) is important in neurosurgical operations because the presence of an ossified CCL may form a potential site for compression of internal carotid artery leading to various neurovascular complaints.
Both computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (figure 1) of the cervical region showed an ossified, heterogenous, and well-demarcated mass in front of the second cervical vertebra at the right side of the midline, close to the vertebral and internal carotid arteries.
The remaining bones in the head region are not ossified until the juvenile stage.
Flattening and deranging a plot that most of us find utterly predictable, even reassuring (chaos erupts and people in uniforms show up to restore order), Refraction exposes something more disturbing than chaos running through the warp and woof of the social fabric--that is, order itself, ossified, emptied of meaning, and transformed into a series of ritual gestures.
Yet reading the voices of much of the self-proclaimed "left" in the London papers in the aftermath of the bombings, I was struck by how ossified many of them have become, how analyses crafted at the height of the Cold War have lingered as paltry interpretive frameworks for political fissures bearing little if anything in common with that "twilight conflict.
The key features of the European Union are the single market, achieved if imperfectly; the absurd agricultural policy, and and the ossified labor market.
In common parlance, the "Gates of Ijtihad" closed, and over the years Islam became ossified.
Despite these impressive early results, Herold's long-term task is truly Sisyphean: Chip away at the ossified paternalism in French and European governance, convince a nation that treasures its generous safety net that it can't last, and confront an entrenched culture that views noisome public sector strikes as the preferred method for conflict resolution.
Table 3 Characteristics of Achondrogenesis Affected Bone Type 1 (Parenti-Fraccaro) Type 2 (Langer-Saldina) Skull Poorly ossified Normally well ossified Ribs Thin, with fractures Short, no fractures Vertebrae Not ossified No lumbar ossification Extremities Micromelia Micromelia Ilium Poorly ossified Normally well ossified Pubic/sacrum Absent Poorly ossified
US and other western officials have expressed concern about whether Ankara's ossified political system could implement changes aimed at ending decades of economic mismanagement.
Maturity can be judged by how much of the cartilage has ossified, or hardened into bone.
Subungual exostosis of the toe--essentially an ossified cartilaginous cyst--is fairly common and is seen most often by podiatrists.