- the breaking down and absorption of bony tissue
- the breaking of a bone to correct a deformity, esp. after a badly healed previous fracture
Origin of osteoclasisModern Latin ; from osteo- + Classical Greek klasis, a breaking ; from klan, to break: see clastic
- The process of dissolution and resorption of bony tissue.
- Surgical fracture of a bone, performed to correct a deformity.
Origin of osteoclasisosteo– + Greek klasis, breakage (from klan, to break).