osteosclerosis
Abnormal hardening or eburnation of bone. [osteo- + G. sklerosis, hardness]

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os·teo·scle·ro·sis -sklə-'rō-səs n, pl -ro·ses -.sēz abnormal hardening of bone or of bone marrow

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n.
an abnormal increase in the density of bone, as a result of poor blood supply, chronic infection, or tumour. The affected bone is more opaque to X-rays than normal bone. See also osteopetrosis.

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os·teo·scle·ro·sis (os″te-o-sklə-roґsis) [osteo- + sclerosis] the hardening or abnormal density of bone, as in eburnation and condensing osteitis. osteosclerotic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Osteosclerosis — Classification and external resources ICD 10 M85.8, Q77.4 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • osteosclerosis — f. anat. patol. Aumento anormal de la densidad del hueso. Medical Dictionary. 2011. osteosclerosis esclerosis …   Diccionario médico

  • Osteosclerosis — Os te*o*scle*ro sis, n. [NL.; osteo + sclerosis.] Abnormal hardness and density of bone. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • osteosclerosis — osteosclerotic /os tee oh skli rot ik/, adj. /os tee oh skli roh sis/, n. Pathol. abnormal hardening and increase in density of bone. [1855 60; OSTEO + SCLEROSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • osteosclerosis — noun An increase in bone density …   Wiktionary

  • osteosclerosis — n. condition characterized by hardening or abnormal density of the bones (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • osteosclerosis — os·teo·sclerosis …   English syllables

  • osteosclerosis — n. an abnormal increase in the density of bone, as a result of poor blood supply, chronic infection, or tumour. The affected bone is more opaque to X rays than normal bone. See also: osteopetrosis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • osteosclerosis — noun abnormal hardening or eburnation of bone • Hypernyms: ↑sclerosis, ↑induration * * * “+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from oste + sclerosis (from Medieval Latin …   Useful english dictionary

  • osteosclerosis frágil — Véase osteopetrosis. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

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