noun Pathology.

inflammation of the substance of bone.

Origin of osteitis

First recorded in 1830–40; oste- + -itis
Related formsos·te·it·ic [os-tee-it-ik] /ˌɒs tiˈɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for osteitis

Historical Examples of osteitis

  • The latter affection frequently involves the bones, and for this reason the pastern is the most frequent seat of osteitis.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

British Dictionary definitions for osteitis



inflammation of a bone
Derived Formsosteitic (ˌɒstɪˈɪtɪk), adjective
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osteitis in Medicine




Inflammation of bone or bony tissue.
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