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osteomyelitis

[os-tee-oh-mahy-uh-lahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. 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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osteomyelitis

noun
  1. inflammation of bone marrow, caused by infection
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osteomyelitis in Medicine

osteomyelitis

(ŏs′tē-ō-mī′ə-lītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of bone and bone marrow.central osteitis
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