hal·​i·​ste·​re·​sis ˌhal-ə-stə-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce halisteresis (audio) hə-ˌlis-tə- How to pronounce halisteresis (audio)
plural halistereses -ˌsēz How to pronounce halisteresis (audio)
: loss of salts especially of lime from bone (as in osteomalacia)
halisteretic adjective

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“Halisteresis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/halisteresis. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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