bone spur

noun

Definition of bone spur

: a bony outgrowth : osteophyte

Examples of bone spur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many have accused him of dodging the draft during the Vietnam War, though the president had bone spurs that barred him from active duty. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "'I'm not enlisting': Comedy group posts phony Army recruitment poster featuring Don Trump Jr.," 10 Jan. 2020 Masahiro Tanaka had surgery to clean out bone spurs in his right elbow on Wednesday, a part of his winter routine. Kristie Ackert, courant.com, "Yankees announce Aaron Hicks to have Tommy John surgery, Masahiro Tanaka already had surgery to remove bone spurs," 24 Oct. 2019 Trump’s bone spurs The House had impeached the president just a day before the last Democratic debate. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Democrats play it safe and other takeaways from final debate before Iowa and impeachment trial," 14 Jan. 2020 Freeman has struggled with bone spurs in his right elbow and at one point last month could not straighten his right arm. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Braves’ Acuña, Freeman healthy for Game 1 against Cardinals," 2 Oct. 2019 Labas is still recovering from a back issue while Storz had offseason surgery to repair a bone spur in his elbow. Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com, "LSU senior Beau Jordan on opening weekend: 'It wasn't fun'," 19 Feb. 2018 The upcoming surgery will be to remove a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "Phillies SP Jake Arrieta to Undergo Season-Ending Elbow Surgery," 17 Aug. 2019 Jim Mattis, the former defense secretary, departed from his usual reticence about President Trump and mocked his former boss in a speech Thursday night that made fun of Trump’s bone spur diagnosis during the Vietnam War and his love for fast food. BostonGlobe.com, "Jim Mattis, the former defense secretary, departed from his usual reticence about President Trump and mocked his former boss in a speech Thursday night that made fun of Trump’s bone spur diagnosis during the Vietnam War and his love for fast food.," 19 Oct. 2019 These are abnormal bony projections, aka bone spurs. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Debunked: The absurd story about smartphones causing kids to sprout horns," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of bone spur

1927, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jan 2020

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“Bone spur.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bone%20spur. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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bone spur

noun
variants: also bony spur

Medical Definition of bone spur

: a bony outgrowth : osteophyte In addition to pain, osteoarthritis shows up as stiff joints, cracking sounds, inflammation and bone spurs.— Nathan Seppa, Science News, 11 Aug. 2012 … he had bone spurs removed from the backs of both heels.— Leigh Montville, Sports Illustrated, 3 July 1989

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