the formation of bone.

Nearby words

  1. osteodystrophy,
  2. osteoectasia,
  3. osteofibroma,
  4. osteofibrosis,
  5. osteogen,
  6. osteogenesis imperfecta,
  7. osteogenetic fiber,
  8. osteogenetic layer,
  9. osteogenic,
  10. osteogenic sarcoma

Origin of osteogenesis

First recorded in 1820–30; osteo- + genesis

Related formsos·te·o·ge·net·ic [os-tee-oh-juh-net-ik] /ˌɒs ti oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, os·te·og·e·nous [os-tee-oj-uh-nuh s] /ˌɒs tiˈɒdʒ ə nəs/, adjective

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Examples from the Web for osteogenesis

  • Osteogenesis imperfecta and osteomalacia are disorders of dietetic or metabolic origin characterized by fragility of the bones.

    Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess

British Dictionary definitions for osteogenesis



the formation of bone
Derived Formsosteogenic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for osteogenesis




Formation and development of bony tissue.osteogeny

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