fibrous dysplasia of bone


A disorder of bone marrow maintenance in which the abnormal proliferation of fibrous tissue causes asymmetric distortion and expansion of bones.

Nearby words

  1. fibrous,
  2. fibrous ankylosis,
  3. fibrous astrocyte,
  4. fibrous capsule,
  5. fibrous cortical defect,
  6. fibrous goiter,
  7. fibrous joint,
  8. fibrous membrane,
  9. fibrous root,
  10. fibrous tissue

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