os·​te·​i·​tis | \ ˌä-stē-ˈī-təs How to pronounce osteitis (audio) \

Definition of osteitis

: inflammation of bone

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Examples of osteitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McLaughlin bounced back and put together a solid senior season after playing through osteitis pubis his junior year. Angel Franco, Dallas News, "FC Dallas selects three ‘high-potential impact’ players in MLS SuperDraft," 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of osteitis

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osteitis

New Latin

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The first known use of osteitis was in 1825

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24 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Osteitis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteitis. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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os·​te·​itis | \ ˌäs-tē-ˈīt-əs How to pronounce osteitis (audio) \
plural osteitides\ -​ˈit-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce osteitides (audio) \

Medical Definition of osteitis

: inflammation of bone

called also ostitis

Other Words from osteitis

osteitic \ -​ˈit-​ik How to pronounce osteitic (audio) \ adjective

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