- an abnormal condition in which bone becomes hard and dense like ivory.
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"You must mean 'eburnation,'" I said, after a moment's reflection.The Vanishing Man
R. Austin Freeman
Nor is it advisable to postpone mechanical interference so long that eburnation of the bones has time to take place.
The common type of lesion is a dry arthritis with fibrillation and eburnation of the articular surfaces.
There is eburnation of the articular surfaces in those areas most exposed to friction and pressure.
Eburnation of the articular surfaces is shown by increase in the density of the shadow of the bone in the areas affected.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
- a degenerative condition of bone or cartilage characterized by unusual hardness and a polished appearance
Word Origin for eburnation
- Degeneration of bone into a hard, ivorylike mass, such as occurs at articular surfaces of bones in osteoarthritis.