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oste-

combining form

Definition of oste-

  1. :  bone <osteal> <osteomyelitis>



Variants of oste-

or osteo-

Origin of oste-

New Latin, from Greek, from osteon — more at osseous


Medical Dictionary

oste-

combining form

Medical Definition of oste-

  1. :  bone <osteal> <osteomyelitis>



Variants of oste-

or osteo-

Learn More about oste-

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "oste-"


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