osteohalisteresis

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osteohalisteresis os·te·o·hal·i·ste·re·sis (ŏs'tē-ō-hāl'ĭ-stə-rē'sĭs, -hā-lĭs'tə-)
n.
A loss or deficiency of the mineral constituents of bone resulting in softening of the bones.

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