bone spur

noun
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of bone spur

: a bony outgrowth : osteophyte

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First Known Use of bone spur

1957


Medical Dictionary

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 SeppaScience News11 Aug. 2012
  • … he had bone spurs removed from the backs of both heels.
  • —Leigh MontvilleSports Illustrated3 July 1989

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