the abnormal formation of a bony growth on a bone or tooth.
- ex·os·tosed, adjective
- ex·os·tot·ic [ek-so-stot-ik, -suh-], /ˌɛk sɒˈstɒt ɪk, -sə-/, adjective
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How to use exostosis in a sentence
But why then can we not thus remove a fatty tumour, a true exostosis, or a malignant growth?The Action of Medicines in the System | Frederick William Headland
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
When an exostosis has developed puncture firing is the remedy par excellence.
The nearness of the exostosis to the tibiotarsal articulation can be definitely determined by palpation.
In making examinations one must not be deceived by the inconspicuous and seemingly insignificant exostosis which has a broad base.
British Dictionary definitions for exostosis
an abnormal bony outgrowth from the surface of a bone
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