os·​te·​o·​gen·​e·​sis ˌä-stē-ə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce osteogenesis (audio)
: development and formation of bone

Examples of osteogenesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hu and colleagues found that annealed and randomly-ordered textiles performed best in creating a larger piezoelectric effect and stimulating osteogenesis. IEEE Spectrum, 10 Dec. 2023 To prepare her skull to fit a donor face, surgeons employ a method called distraction osteogenesis. National Geographic, 8 May 2014 These kids have autism, cerebral palsy, osteogenesis or other conditions. Mike Candelaria, OrlandoSentinel.com, 21 June 2018 Werner, who has osteogenesis imperfecta — known as brittle bones disease — was also dealing with health issues. Steven Goode, courant.com, 25 May 2017

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of osteogenesis was in 1830

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“Osteogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteogenesis. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


os·​teo·​gen·​e·​sis ˌäs-tē-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce osteogenesis (audio)
plural osteogeneses -ˌsēz How to pronounce osteogenesis (audio)
: development and formation of bone
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