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osteomyelitis

[ os-tee-oh-mahy-uh-lahy-tis ]

noun

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


osteomyelitis

/ ˌɒstɪəʊˌmaɪɪˈlaɪtɪs /

noun

  1. inflammation of bone marrow, caused by infection


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Word History and Origins

Origin of osteomyelitis1

First recorded in 1850–55; osteo- + myelitis
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Example Sentences

In such conditions as acute osteomyelitis or acute peritonitis, we see the most typical clinical pictures of this condition.

Inflammation at the ossifying junction is included under the term osteomyelitis.

Osteomyelitis is rare in the bones of the carpus and tarsus, and the associated joints are usually infected from the outset.

Tenderness localised to the ossifying junction is the most valuable diagnostic sign of osteomyelitis.

Under less favourable conditions, the late results of osteomyelitis may be more serious.

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