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osteoporosis

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noun os·te·o·po·ro·sis \ˌäs-tē-ō-pə-ˈrō-səs\

Simple Definition of osteoporosis

  • medical : a condition in which the bones become weak and break easily

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of osteoporosis

plural

osteoporoses

play \-ˌsēz\
  1. :  a condition that affects especially older women and is characterized by decrease in bone mass with decreased density and enlargement of bone spaces producing porosity and fragility

osteoporotic

play \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of osteoporosis

New Latin, from oste- + porosis rarefaction, from porus pore + -osis


First Known Use: 1846


Medical Dictionary

osteoporosis

play
noun os·teo·po·ro·sis \ˌäs-tē-ō-pə-ˈrō-səs\

Medical Definition of osteoporosis

plural

osteoporoses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  a condition that affects especially older women and is characterized by decrease in bone mass with decreased density and enlargement of bone spaces producing porosity and brittleness

osteoporotic

\-ˈrät-ik\play adjective



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