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osteomyelitis

[os-tee-oh-mahy-uh-lahy-tis] /ˌɒs ti oʊˌmaɪ əˈlaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
an inflammation of the bone and bone marrow, usually caused by bacterial infection.
Origin of osteomyelitis
1850-1855
1850-55; osteo- + myelitis
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Examples from the web for osteomyelitis
  • Cellulitis and osteomyelitis are treated with antibiotics.
  • Gita had osteomyelitis in her toes and was losing bones in her feet.
British Dictionary definitions for osteomyelitis

osteomyelitis

/ˌɒstɪəʊˌmaɪɪˈlaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of bone marrow, caused by infection
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osteomyelitis in Medicine

osteomyelitis os·te·o·my·e·li·tis (ŏs'tē-ō-mī'ə-lī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of bone and bone marrow. Also called central osteitis.

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