osteosclerosis

[ os-tee-oh-skli-roh-sis ]
/ ˌɒs ti oʊ sklɪˈroʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

abnormal hardening and increase in density of bone.

Origin of osteosclerosis

First recorded in 1855–60; osteo- + sclerosis
Related formsos·te·o·scle·rot·ic [os-tee-oh-skli-rot-ik] /ˌɒs ti oʊ sklɪˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for osteosclerosis

osteosclerosis

[ ŏs′tē-ō-sklə-rōsĭs ]

n.

Abnormal hardening of bone or bone marrow.
Related formsos′te•o•scle•rotic (-rŏtĭk) adj.
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