osteogenic

adjective

os·​te·​o·​gen·​ic ˌä-stē-ə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce osteogenic (audio)
1
: producing bone
2
: originating in bone

Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of osteogenic was in 1860

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“Osteogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteogenic. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

osteogenic

adjective
os·​teo·​gen·​ic ˌäs-tē-ə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce osteogenic (audio)
variants also osteogenetic
1
: of, relating to, or functioning in osteogenesis
especially : producing bone
the osteogenic layer of the periosteum
2
: originating in bone
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