osteophyte

noun
os·​teo·​phyte | \ ˈä-stē-ə-ˌfīt How to pronounce osteophyte (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Osteophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteophyte. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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osteophyte

noun
os·​teo·​phyte | \ ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌfīt How to pronounce osteophyte (audio) \

Medical Definition of osteophyte

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

Other Words from osteophyte

osteophytic \ ˌäs-​tē-​ə-​ˈfit-​ik How to pronounce osteophyte (audio) \ adjective
osteophytic growth osteophytic spurs

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