[ hahy-per-o-stoh-sis ]

  1. abnormal development of bony tissue.

Origin of hyperostosis

First recorded in 1825–35; hyper- + ostosis

Other words from hyperostosis

  • hy·per·os·tot·ic [hahy-per-o-stot-ik], /ˌhaɪ pər ɒˈstɒt ɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby hyperostosis

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How to use hyperostosis in a sentence

  • When there is hyperostosis and sclerosis, the shaft appears denser and broader than normal, and the contour is uneven or wavy.

    Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

British Dictionary definitions for hyperostosis


/ (ˌhaɪpərɒˈstəʊsɪs) /

nounplural -ses (-siːz) pathol
  1. an abnormal enlargement of the outer layer of a bone

  2. a bony growth arising from the root of a tooth or from the surface of a bone

Derived forms of hyperostosis

  • hyperostotic (ˌhaɪpərɒˈstɒtɪk), adjective

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