osteomyelitis

noun os·te·o·my·e·li·tis \ ˌä-stē-ō-ˌmī-ə-ˈlī-təs \

Definition of osteomyelitis

:an infectious usually painful inflammatory disease of bone often of bacterial origin that may result in the death of bone tissue

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osteomyelitis

noun os·teo·my·eli·tis \ -ˌmī-ə-ˈlīt-əs \

medical Definition of osteomyelitis

plural osteomyelitides play \-ə-ˈlit-ə-ˌdēz\
:an infectious usually painful inflammatory disease of bone that is often of bacterial origin and may result in death of bone tissue

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