osteodiastasis

[ŏs′tē-ō-dī-ăstə-sĭs]

n.

The separation of two adjacent bones, as of the cranium.

Nearby words

  1. osteocystoma,
  2. osteocyte,
  3. osteodentin,
  4. osteodermatopoikilosis,
  5. osteodermia,
  6. osteodynia,
  7. osteodystrophy,
  8. osteoectasia,
  9. osteofibroma,
  10. osteofibrosis


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