deossification

[ dē-ŏs′ə-fĭ-kāshən ]

n.

The loss or removal of the mineral constituents of bone.

Nearby words

  1. deontic,
  2. deontological,
  3. deontological ethics,
  4. deontology,
  5. deorbit,
  6. deoxidant,
  7. deoxidize,
  8. deoxy sugar,
  9. deoxy-,
  10. deoxyadenosine


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