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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the periosteum.
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Origin of periostitis

First recorded in 1835–45; periost(eum) + -itis
Related formsper·i·os·tit·ic [per-ee-o-stit-ik] /ˌpɛr i ɒˈstɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for periostitis

Historical Examples

  • That the disease is epiphysitis and periostitis there is no doubt.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • There are three forms of periostitis—aseptic, purulent, and fibrous.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • A wretched dentist used contaminated forceps in extracting a tooth, and Chekhov was attacked by periostitis in a malignant form.

  • In Periostitis, and secondary eruptions, Iodide of Potassium is generally preferable.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

  • Its use is confined to the later symptoms,—to Periostitis, and the late eruptions, as Rupia.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

British Dictionary definitions for periostitis


  1. inflammation of the periosteum
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Derived Formsperiostitic (ˌpɛrɪɒˈstɪtɪk), adjective
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periostitis in Medicine


  1. Inflammation of the periosteum.
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