bone spur

noun

Definition of bone spur

: a bony outgrowth : osteophyte

Examples of bone spur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Arrieta had season-ending surgery for bone spurs in 2011 while with Baltimore. Cincinnati.com, "Mets' Todd Frazier says Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta went 'overboard' on skull remark," 7 July 2019 Wall had undergone surgery three weeks earlier to remove bone spurs in his left heel. Jon Becker, The Mercury News, "Can Kevin Durant avoid fate of other players with Achilles injuries?," 12 June 2019 The Phillies said Arrieta will have season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow later this month and is expected to be ready for spring training. BostonGlobe.com, "Phillies lose David Roberston and Jake Arrieta to season-ending surgeries," 17 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of bone spur

1927, in the meaning defined above

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7 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 18 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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