Dictionary

hyperostosis

noun hy·per·os·to·sis \ˌhī-pər-ˌäs-ˈtō-səs\
plural hy·per·os·to·ses\-ˈtō-ˌsēz\

Definition of HYPEROSTOSIS

:  excessive growth or thickening of bone tissue
hy·per·os·tot·ic \-ˈtä-tik\ adjective

Origin of HYPEROSTOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1836
Medical Dictionary

hyperostosis

noun hy·per·os·to·sis \ˌhī-pə-ˌräs-ˈtō-səs\
plural hy·per·os·to·ses \-ˈtō-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of HYPEROSTOSIS

:  excessive growth or thickening of bone tissue
hy·per·os·tot·ic \-ˈtät-ik\ adjective

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: HyperotretaPrevious Word in the Dictionary: hyperopiaAll Words Near: hyperostosis
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears