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apophysitis

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noun apoph·y·si·tis \ ə-ˌpäf-ə-ˈsīt-əs \

medical Definition of apophysitis

:painful inflammation of a bony outgrowth and especially the area of active growth at the end of bone (as of the heel or shin) where a muscle or tendon attaches
  • calcaneal apophysitis
  • Little League elbow is known medically as medial apophysitis
  • The Lexington (Kentucky) Herald Leader20 June 2006
  • … he probably has an inflammation of the growth plate along the rim of the pelvis. … This is called a hip flexor apophysitis and actually occurs frequently in young runners.
  • —Doug CutterThe Richmond (Virginia) Times Dispatch22 Jan. 1999

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