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exostosis

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noun ex·os·to·sis \ˌek-(ˌ)säs-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of exostosis

plural ex·os·to·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  a spur or bony outgrowth from a bone or the root of a tooth



Origin of exostosis

New Latin, from Greek exostōsis, from ex out of + osteon bone — more at ex-, osseous


First Known Use: 1736


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exostosis

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noun ex·os·to·sis \ˌek-(ˌ)säs-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of exostosis

plural ex·os·to·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  a spur or bony outgrowth from a bone or the root of a tooth

  2. ex·os·tot·ic \-ˈtät-ik\play adjective




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