noun Pathology.

a small osseous excrescence or outgrowth on bone.

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




A small abnormal bony outgrowth.osteophyma
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