rheostosis

[ rē′ŏs-tōsĭs ]

n.

A hypertrophying and condensing osteitis which tends to run in longitudinal streaks or columns, like wax drippings on a candle, and involves a number of the long bones.

Nearby words

  1. rheometry,
  2. rheomorphism,
  3. rheopexy,
  4. rheoreceptor,
  5. rheostat,
  6. rheotaxis,
  7. rheotron,
  8. rheotropism,
  9. rhesian,
  10. rhestocythemia


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