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bone mineral density

noun
1.
a measurement of the amount of calcium and other minerals in a segment of bone, a higher mineral content indicating a higher bone density and strength, used to detect osteoporosis or monitor its treatment.
Also called bone density.
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bone density in Medicine

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.

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bone density in Science
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.
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