bone mineral density

[ bohn-min-er-uhl den-si-tee ]

  1. 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.

Origin of bone mineral density

First recorded in 1965–70
  • Also called bone den·si·ty [bohn-den-si-tee] /ˈboʊn ˌdɛn sɪ ti/ .

Words Nearby bone mineral density Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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