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osteophyte

[ os-tee-uh-fahyt ]
/ ˈɒs ti əˌfaɪt /
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noun Pathology.
a small osseous excrescence or outgrowth on bone.
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Origin of osteophyte

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

OTHER WORDS FROM osteophyte

os·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 forms of osteophyte

osteophytic (ˌɒstɪəˈfɪtɪk), adjective
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