[ os-tee-uh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌɒs ti əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /


the formation of bone.

Origin of osteogenesis

First recorded in 1820–30; osteo- + genesis

OTHER WORDS FROM osteogenesis

os·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

/ (ˌɒstɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /


the formation of bone

Derived forms of osteogenesis

osteogenic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for osteogenesis

[ ŏs′tē-ə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]


Formation and development of bony tissue.osteogeny
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