Surgery. pertaining to osteoplasty.
Physiology. pertaining to bone formation.

Origin of osteoplastic

First recorded in 1860–65; osteo- + -plastic
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Examples from the Web for osteoplastic

Historical Examples of osteoplastic

  • Along its edges large osteophytic outgrowths speak of the effects of an osteoplastic periostitis.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

British Dictionary definitions for osteoplastic



of or relating to osteoplasty
of or relating to the formation of bone
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osteoplastic in Medicine




Of or relating to osteoplasty.
Relating to or functioning in bone formation.
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