peri·​os·​ti·​tis ˌper-ē-ˌä-ˈstī-təs How to pronounce periostitis (audio)
: 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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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of periostitis was in 1825

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“Periostitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


peri·​os·​ti·​tis -ˌäs-ˈtīt-əs How to pronounce periostitis (audio)
: inflammation of the periosteum
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