periostitis

noun
peri·​os·​ti·​tis | \ ˌper-ē-ˌä-ˈstī-təs How to pronounce periostitis (audio) \

Definition of periostitis

: inflammation of the periosteum

Examples of periostitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scientists also found that infections, trauma, scurvy or rickets had triggered periostitis—chronic swelling and pain—to form in Waal’s arm bones. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of periostitis

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for periostitis

New Latin

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“Periostitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/periostitis. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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periostitis

noun
peri·​os·​ti·​tis | \ -ˌäs-ˈtīt-əs How to pronounce periostitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of periostitis

: inflammation of the periosteum

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