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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

Full Definition of osteoporosis

plural os·te·o·po·ro·sesplay \-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

os·te·o·po·rot·ic play \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective

Origin of osteoporosis

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


First Known Use: 1846


Medical Dictionary

osteoporosis

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

Medical Definition of osteoporosis

plural os·teo·po·ro·ses \-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

  2. os·teo·po·rot·ic \-ˈrät-ik\play adjective



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