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bone mineral density n.
The mineral content in a given volume of bone, used as a measure of bony health and in the diagnosis of osteoporosis.
|bone density |
A measurement corresponding to the mineral density of bone, expressed as mineral mass per unit volume of bone and usually assessed by a radiologic scan of the lower spine or hip. Bone density measurements are used to diagnose and monitor osteoporosis and other bone diseases.