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osteoporosis

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