os·​te·​i·​tis ˌä-stē-ˈī-təs How to pronounce osteitis (audio)
: inflammation of bone

Examples of osteitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most importantly, osteitis pubis is not a condition to ignore. Amanda Loudin, Outside Online, 4 June 2018 But an encouraging freshman season ended abruptly when discomfort in the pelvic region was diagnosed as osteitis pubis, which is generally described as inflammation. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, 17 July 2021 McLaughlin bounced back and put together a solid senior season after playing through osteitis pubis his junior year. Angel Franco, Dallas News, 10 Jan. 2020

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of osteitis was in 1825

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“Osteitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteitis. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


os·​te·​itis ˌäs-tē-ˈīt-əs How to pronounce osteitis (audio)
plural osteitides -ˈit-ə-ˌdēz How to pronounce osteitis (audio)
: inflammation of bone

called also ostitis

osteitic adjective
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