osteophyte

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noun os·teo·phyte \ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌfīt\

Definition of osteophyte

  1. :  a pathological bony outgrowth

1846

First Known Use of osteophyte

1846


Medical Dictionary

osteophyte

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noun os·teo·phyte \ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌfīt\

Medical Definition of osteophyte

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

osteophytic

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

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