osteomyelitis definition by Webster's New World
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infection of bone marrow or bone structures, usually caused by a bacterium (genus Staphylococcus) that produces pus
Origin: ModL: see osteo- and amp; myelitis
osteomyelitis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A usually bacterial infection of bone and bone marrow in which the resulting inflammation can lead to a reduction of blood supply to the bone.
osteomyelitis - Medical Definition
Inflammation of bone and bone marrow. Also called central osteitis.