eburnation

[ ee-ber-ney-shuhn, eb-er- ]

nounPathology.
  1. an abnormal condition in which bone becomes hard and dense like ivory.

Origin of eburnation

1
1830–40; <Latin eburn(us) of ivory (equivalent to eburivory + -nus adj. suffix) + -ation

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eburnation

/ (ˌiːbəˈneɪʃən, ˌɛb-) /


noun
  1. a degenerative condition of bone or cartilage characterized by unusual hardness and a polished appearance

Origin of eburnation

1
C19: from Latin eburnus of ivory, from ebur ivory

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