osseointegration

noun

os·​seo·​in·​te·​gra·​tion ˌäs-ē-ō-ˌint-ə-ˈgrā-shən How to pronounce osseointegration (audio)
: the firm anchoring of a surgical implant (as in dentistry or in bone surgery) by the growth of bone around it without fibrous tissue formation at the interface
osseointegrated adjective

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“Osseointegration.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/osseointegration. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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