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osteophyte

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noun os·teo·phyte \ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌfīt\

Definition of osteophyte

  1. :  a pathological bony outgrowth



1846

First Known Use of osteophyte

1846


Medical Dictionary

osteophyte

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noun os·teo·phyte \ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌfīt\

Medical Definition of osteophyte

  1. :  a pathological bony outgrowth

  2. os·teo·phyt·ic \ˌäs-tē-ə-ˈfit-ik\play adjective




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