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osteohalisteresis

[ ŏs′tē-ō-hăl′ĭ-stə-rēsĭs, -hă-lĭs′tə- ]

n.

A loss or deficiency of the mineral constituents of bone resulting in softening of the bones.

Nearby words

osteogenetic layer, osteogenic, osteogenic sarcoma, osteogenous, osteogeny, osteohalisteresis, osteoid, osteoid osteoma, osteolipochondroma, osteological, osteology
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