Origin of hyperostosis

First recorded in 1825–35; hyper- + ostosis
Related formshy·per·os·tot·ic [hahy-per-o-stot-ik] /ˌhaɪ pər ɒˈstɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples of hyperostosis

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

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British Dictionary definitions for hyperostosis


noun plural -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 Formshyperostotic (ˌhaɪpərɒˈstɒtɪk), adjective
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hyperostosis in Medicine


n. pl. hy•per•os•to•ses (-sēz)
  1. Excessive or abnormal thickening or growth of bone tissue.
  2. exostosis
Related formshy′per•os•totic (-ŏ-stŏtĭk) adj.
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