osteomyelitis

[os-tee-oh-mahy-uh-lahy-tis]
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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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British Dictionary definitions for osteomyelitis

osteomyelitis

noun

inflammation of bone marrow, caused by infection
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osteomyelitis in Medicine

osteomyelitis

[ŏs′tē-ō-mī′ə-lītĭs]

n.

Inflammation of bone and bone marrow.central osteitis
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