- the abnormal formation of a bony growth on a bone or tooth.
Origin of exostosis
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This change may consist of induration, exostosis, or even anchylosis.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
It may be of the natural form and size, but the passage through it more or less obstructed by exostosis.A System of Midwifery
Ringbone is the designation of the exostosis which is found on the coronet and in the digital and phalangeal regions.
This affection, popularly termed bone spavin, is an exostosis of the hock joint.
As a result there is a marked depression at the coronet, the depression being heightened in effect by the exostosis in front.Diseases of the Horse's Foot
Harry Caulton Reeks
- an abnormal bony outgrowth from the surface of a bone
C18: via New Latin from Greek, from ex- 1 + osteon bone
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- A projection that is capped by cartilage and arises from a bone that develops from cartilage.hyperostosis poroma
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