exostosis

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noun ex·os·to·sis \ˌek-(ˌ)sä-ˈstō-səs\

Definition of exostosis

plural

exostoses

play \ˌek-(ˌ)sä-ˈstō-ˌsēz\
  1. :  a spur or bony outgrowth from a bone or the root of a tooth

Origin and Etymology of exostosis

New Latin, from Greek exostōsis, from ex out of + osteon bone — more at ex-, osseous


First Known Use: 1736


Medical Dictionary

exostosis

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noun ex·os·to·sis \ˌek-(ˌ)säs-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of exostosis

plural

exostoses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  a spur or bony outgrowth from a bone or the root of a tooth

exostotic

\-ˈtät-ik\play adjective

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