Hyperostosis definition

hīpər-ŏ-stōsĭs
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Excessive or abnormal thickening or growth of bone tissue.
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An abnormal increase or thickening of bone tissue.
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Excessive or abnormal thickening or growth of bone tissue.
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(medicine) An excessive growth or thickening of bone.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hyperostosis
Plural:
hyperostoses

Origin of hyperostosis

  • hyper– ost(eo)– –osis

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