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osteoclasis

[os-tee-ok-luh-sis] /ˌɒs tiˈɒk lə sɪs/
noun
1.
Physiology. the breaking down or absorption of osseous tissue.
2.
Surgery. the fracturing of a bone to correct deformity.
Origin
< Neo-Latin; see osteo-, -clasis
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osteoclasis

/ˌɒstɪˈɒkləsɪs/
noun
1.
surgical fracture of a bone to correct deformity
2.
absorption of bone tissue
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osteoclasis in Medicine

osteoclasis os·te·oc·la·sis (ŏs'tē-ŏk'lə-sĭs)
n. pl. os·te·oc·la·ses (-sēz')

  1. The process of dissolution and resorption of bony tissue.

  2. Surgical fracture of a bone performed to correct a deformity. Also called diaclasis.

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