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osteoporosis

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

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

plural os·te·o·po·ro·ses\-ˌsēz\

Full Definition of OSTEOPOROSIS

:  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 \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective

Origin of OSTEOPOROSIS

New Latin, from oste- + porosis rarefaction, from porus pore + -osis
First Known Use: 1846

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osteoporosis

noun os·teo·po·ro·sis \ˌäs-tē-ō-pə-ˈrō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural os·teo·po·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of OSTEOPOROSIS

:  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
os·teo·po·rot·ic \-ˈrät-ik\ adjective

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