osteopenia

noun

os·​teo·​pe·​nia ˌäs-tē-ō-ˈpē-nē-ə How to pronounce osteopenia (audio)
: reduction in bone volume to below normal levels especially due to inadequate replacement of bone lost to normal lysis
osteopenic adjective

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“Osteopenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/osteopenia. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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