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bone mineral density

a measurement of the amount of calcium and other minerals in a segment of bone, a higher mineral content indicating a higher bone density and strength, used to detect osteoporosis or monitor its treatment.
Also called bone density. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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bone mineral density in Medicine

bone mineral density n.
The mineral content in a given volume of bone, used as a measure of bony health and in the diagnosis of osteoporosis.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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