hyperostosis

noun
hy·​per·​os·​to·​sis | \ˌhī-pər-ˌä-ˈstō-səs \
plural hyperostoses\ˌhī-​pər-​ˌä-​ˈstō-​ˌsēz \

Definition of hyperostosis 

: excessive growth or thickening of bone tissue

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Other Words from hyperostosis

hyperostotic \ˌhī-​pər-​ˌä-​ˈstä-​tik \ adjective

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For the past 10 years, Dripps had struggled with spinal deterioration and had a dual diagnosis of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis and ankylosing spondylitis. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, "Family of man who shot 3 officers in South Elgin standoff says he was distraught with health, financial woes," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of hyperostosis

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyperostosis

New Latin

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hyperostosis

noun
hy·​per·​os·​to·​sis | \ˌhī-pə-ˌräs-ˈtō-səs \
plural hyperostoses\-​ˈtō-​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of hyperostosis 

: excessive growth or thickening of bone tissue

Other Words from hyperostosis

hyperostotic \-​ˈtät-​ik \ adjective

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