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osteophyte

[os-tee-uh-fahyt] /ˈɒs ti əˌfaɪt/
noun, Pathology
1.
a small osseous excrescence or outgrowth on bone.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; osteo- + -phyte
Related forms
osteophytic
[os-tee-uh-fit-ik] /ˌɒs ti əˈfɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for osteophytes

osteophyte

/ˈɒstɪəˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a small abnormal bony outgrowth
Derived Forms
osteophytic (ˌɒstɪəˈfɪtɪk) adjective
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osteophytes in Medicine

osteophyte os·te·o·phyte (ŏs'tē-ə-fīt')
n.
A small abnormal bony outgrowth. Also called osteophyma.

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