Eburnation meaning

ēbər-nāshən, ĕbər-
Degeneration of bone into a hard, ivorylike mass, as that which occurs at the articular surfaces of bones in osteoarthritis.
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An abnormal condition of bone or cartilage in which it becomes very dense and smooth like ivory.
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Degeneration of bone into a hard, ivorylike mass, as that which occurs at the articular surfaces of bones in osteoarthritis.
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Degenerative process of bone occurring at sites of articular cartilage erosion commonly found in patients with osteoarthritis. Sub-chondral bone responds to increased friction by generating reactive, ivory-like, dense bone at the site of erosion.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
eburnation
Plural:
eburnations

Origin of eburnation

  • From Latin eburnus ivory from ebur ivory

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition