osteogenic

adjective os·te·o·gen·ic \ ˌä-stē-ə-ˈje-nik \

Definition of osteogenic

1 : producing bone
2 : originating in bone

First Known Use of osteogenic

1860


Medical Dictionary

osteogenic

adjective os·teo·gen·ic \ ˌäs-tē-ə-ˈjen-ik \
variants: also osteogenetic play \-jə-ˈnet-ik\

medical Definition of osteogenic

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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