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osteomyelitis

[ os-tee-oh-mahy-uh-lahy-tis ]
/ ˌɒs ti oʊˌmaɪ əˈlaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.

an inflammation of the bone and bone marrow, usually caused by bacterial infection.

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Origin of osteomyelitis

First recorded in 1850–55; osteo- + myelitis
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British Dictionary definitions for osteomyelitis

osteomyelitis
/ (ˌɒstɪəʊˌmaɪɪˈlaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of bone marrow, caused by infection
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Medical definitions for osteomyelitis

osteomyelitis
[ ŏs′tē-ō-mī′ə-lītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of bone and bone marrow.central osteitis
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