osteomyelitis


os·te·o·my·e·li·tis

noun \-ˌmī-ə-ˈlī-təs\

Definition of OSTEOMYELITIS

:  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

os·teo·my·eli·tis

noun \-ˌmī-ə-ˈlīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural os·teo·my·elit·i·des \-ə-ˈlit-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of OSTEOMYELITIS

: 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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