hyperostosis

noun

hy·​per·​os·​to·​sis ˌhī-pər-ˌä-ˈstō-səs How to pronounce hyperostosis (audio)
plural hyperostoses ˌhī-pər-ˌä-ˈstō-ˌsēz How to pronounce hyperostosis (audio)
: excessive growth or thickening of bone tissue
hyperostotic adjective

Examples of hyperostosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 10 July 2018

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperostosis was circa 1836

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“Hyperostosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperostosis. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hyperostosis

noun
hy·​per·​os·​to·​sis ˌhī-pə-ˌräs-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce hyperostosis (audio)
plural hyperostoses -ˈtō-ˌsēz How to pronounce hyperostosis (audio)
: excessive growth or thickening of bone tissue
hyperostotic adjective
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