bone density

noun
variants: also bone mineral density

Medical Definition of bone density

: the amount of mineral content per unit volume of bone Bisphosphonates increase bone density by adding minerals to bones.— Jane E. Brody, The New York Times Numerous studies indicate that weight bearing exercise versus non-weight-bearing exercise increases bone density in women younger than 35.— M. R. Hiller, The Springfield (Massachusetts) Union News also : a measurement of this mineral content used to determine the strength of bone and especially to detect osteoporosis … women considered to be at increased risk of osteoporotic fracture on the basis of a low base-line bone density. — Richard L. Prince et al., The New England Journal of Medicine

Learn More About bone density

Dictionary Entries Near bone density

bone

bone density

bonelet

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Bone density.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bone%20density. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!