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bone mineral density

[ bohn-min-er-uhl den-si-tee ]
/ ˈboʊn ˌmɪn ər əl ˌdɛn sɪ ti /
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noun
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.
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Also called bone den·si·ty [bohn-den-si-tee] /ˈboʊn ˌdɛn sɪ ti/ .

Origin of bone mineral density

First recorded in 1965–70
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