Osteomyelitis definition

ŏstē-ō-mīə-lītĭs
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.
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Infection of bone marrow or bone structures, usually caused by a bacterium (genus Staphylococcus) that produces pus.
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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.
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(pathology) An infection of the bone.
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Noun

Singular:
osteomyelitis
Plural:
osteomyelitides

Origin of osteomyelitis