noun Pathology.

inflammation of the periosteum.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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




Inflammation of the periosteum.
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