- The definition of osteoporosis is a medical condition in which bones loose density and become very fragile, usually caused by a calcium or hormone deficiency.
An example of osteoporosis is a medical condition that affects women after menopause and can cause curvature of the spine.
Origin of osteoporosisModern Latin ; from osteo- + porosis, a porous condition ; from Classical Latin porus, a pore + -osis
Origin of osteoporosisNew Latin : osteo– + Greek poros, passage, pore; see pore2 + –osis.
From osteo- +"Ž porosis.