osteitis

[ os-tee-ahy-tis ]
/ ˌɒs tiˈaɪ tɪs /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the substance of bone.

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Origin of osteitis

First recorded in 1830–40; oste- + -itis

OTHER WORDS FROM osteitis

os·te·it·ic [os-tee-it-ik], /ˌɒs tiˈɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for 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

osteitis
/ (ˌɒstɪˈaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of a bone

Derived forms of osteitis

osteitic (ˌɒstɪˈɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for osteitis

osteitis
[ ŏs′tē-ītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of bone or bony tissue.
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