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osteomyelitis

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noun os·te·o·my·e·li·tis \-ˌmī-ə-ˈlī-təs\

Definition of osteomyelitis

  1. :  an infectious usually painful inflammatory disease of bone often of bacterial origin that may result in the death of bone tissue



Origin of osteomyelitis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1854


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osteomyelitis

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noun os·teo·my·eli·tis \-ˌmī-ə-ˈlīt-əs\

Medical Definition of osteomyelitis

plural osteomyelitides \-ə-ˈlit-ə-ˌdēz\play

  1. :  an infectious usually painful inflammatory disease of bone that is often of bacterial origin and may result in death of bone tissue




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