- abnormal development of bony tissue.
Origin of hyperostosis
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When there is hyperostosis and sclerosis, the shaft appears denser and broader than normal, and the contour is uneven or wavy.Manual of Surgery
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- an abnormal enlargement of the outer layer of a bone
- a bony growth arising from the root of a tooth or from the surface of a bone
- Excessive or abnormal thickening or growth of bone tissue.
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