Simple Definition of osteoporosis
medical : a condition in which the bones become weak and break easily
Origin of osteoporosis
New Latin, from oste- + porosis rarefaction, from porus pore + -osis
First Known Use: 1846
Medical Definition of osteoporosis
plural os·teo·po·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\play
: 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
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