osteopenia

noun
os·​teo·​pe·​nia | \ ˌäs-tē-ō-ˈpē-nē-ə How to pronounce osteopenia (audio) \

Medical Definition of osteopenia

: reduction in bone volume to below normal levels especially due to inadequate replacement of bone lost to normal lysis

Other Words from osteopenia

osteopenic \ -​nik How to pronounce osteopenic (audio) \ adjective

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“Osteopenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/osteopenia. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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