melorheostosis

noun

melo·​rhe·​os·​to·​sis ˌmel-ə-ˌrē-äs-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce melorheostosis (audio)
plural melorheostoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce melorheostosis (audio) or melorheostosises
: an extremely rare form of osteosclerosis of unknown etiology characterized by asymmetrical or local enlargement and sclerotic changes in the long bones of one extremity

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“Melorheostosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/melorheostosis. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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