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periostitis

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noun peri·os·ti·tis \-ˌäs-ˈtī-təs\

Definition of periostitis

  1. :  inflammation of the periosteum



Origin of periostitis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1843


Medical Dictionary

periostitis

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noun peri·os·ti·tis \-ˌäs-ˈtīt-əs\

Medical Definition of periostitis

  1. :  inflammation of the periosteum




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