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eburnation

[ee-ber-ney-shuh n, eb-er-] /ˌi bərˈneɪ ʃən, ˌɛb ər-/
noun, Pathology
1.
an abnormal condition in which bone becomes hard and dense like ivory.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin eburn(us) of ivory (equivalent to ebur ivory + -nus adj. suffix) + -ation
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eburnation

/ˌiːbəˈneɪʃən; ˌɛb-/
noun
1.
a degenerative condition of bone or cartilage characterized by unusual hardness and a polished appearance
Word Origin
C19: from Latin eburnus of ivory, from ebur ivory
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eburnation in Medicine

eburnation e·bur·na·tion (ē'bər-nā'shən, ěb'ər-)
n.
Degeneration of bone into a hard, ivorylike mass, such as occurs at articular surfaces of bones in osteoarthritis.

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