myositis ossificans

[ ŏ-sĭfĭ-kănz′ ]

n.

Ossification or the deposit of bone in muscle tissue, causing pain and swelling.

Nearby words

  1. myosin filament,
  2. myosis,
  3. myositic,
  4. myositis,
  5. myositis fibrosa,
  6. myosotis,
  7. myospasm,
  8. myotactic,
  9. myotasis,
  10. myotatic contraction


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