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hyperostosis

[hahy-per-o-stoh-sis] /ˌhaɪ pər ɒˈstoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
abnormal development of bony tissue.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; hyper- + ostosis
Related forms
hyperostotic
[hahy-per-o-stot-ik] /ˌhaɪ pər ɒˈstɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperostosis

hyperostosis

/ˌhaɪpərɒˈstəʊsɪs/
noun (pathol) (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
an abnormal enlargement of the outer layer of a bone
2.
a bony growth arising from the root of a tooth or from the surface of a bone
Derived Forms
hyperostotic (ˌhaɪpərɒˈstɒtɪk) adjective
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hyperostosis in Medicine

hyperostosis hy·per·os·to·sis (hī'pər-ŏ-stō'sĭs)
n. pl. hy·per·os·to·ses (-sēz)

  1. Excessive or abnormal thickening or growth of bone tissue.

  2. See exostosis.


hy'per·os·tot'ic (-ŏ-stŏt'ĭk) adj.
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