osteophyte

[ os-tee-uh-fahyt ]
/ ˈɒs ti əˌfaɪt /

noun Pathology.

a small osseous excrescence or outgrowth on bone.

Nearby words

  1. osteopenia,
  2. osteoperiostitis,
  3. osteopetrosis,
  4. osteophage,
  5. osteophlebitis,
  6. osteoplastic,
  7. osteoplasty,
  8. osteopoikilosis,
  9. osteoporosis,
  10. osteoporotic

Origin of osteophyte

First recorded in 1840–50; osteo- + -phyte

Related formsos·te·o·phyt·ic [os-tee-uh-fit-ik] /ˌɒs ti əˈfɪt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for osteophyte

osteophyte

/ (ˈɒstɪəˌfaɪt) /

noun

a small abnormal bony outgrowth
Derived Formsosteophytic (ˌɒstɪəˈfɪtɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for osteophyte

osteophyte

[ ŏstē-ə-fīt′ ]

n.

A small abnormal bony outgrowth.osteophyma

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