noun Pathology.

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

Origin of osteomyelitis

First recorded in 1850–55; osteo- + myelitis
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inflammation of bone marrow, caused by infection
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osteomyelitis in Medicine




Inflammation of bone and bone marrow.central osteitis
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