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osteoporosis

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

Medical Definition of osteoporosis

plural osteoporoses \-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

osteoporotic \-ˈrät-ik\play adjective




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