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osteolysis in Medicine

osteolysis

(ŏs′tē-ŏlĭ-sĭs)
n.
  1. Dissolution or degeneration of bone tissue resulting from disease.
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Related formsos′te•o•lytic (-ə-lĭtĭk) adj.
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