osteophyte

noun os·teo·phyte \ ˈä-stē-ə-ˌfīt \

Definition of osteophyte

: an abnormal bony outgrowth or projection (such as one occurring near a joint affected by osteoarthritis) : bone spur

First Known Use of osteophyte

1846

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osteophyte

noun os·teo·phyte \ ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌfīt \

medical Definition of osteophyte

: an abnormal bony outgrowth or projection (as near a joint affected by osteoarthritis) : bone spur

osteophytic

play \ˌäs-tē-ə-ˈfit-ik\ adjective
    • osteophytic growth
    • osteophytic spurs

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