American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The process of dissolution and resorption of bony tissue.
- n. Surgical fracture of a bone, performed to correct a deformity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dissolution or resorption of osseous tissue; the destruction of bone.
- n. In surgery, the fracturing, especially the refracturing, of a bone to remedy deformity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Surg.) The operation of breaking a bone in order to correct deformity.
- n. treatment of a skeletal deformity by intentionally fracturing a bone
- osteo- + Greek klasis, breakage (from klān, to break). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Above the age of six, the choice lies between osteoclasis and osteotomy.”
“The name given to the displacement in a fracture of a b. compression plating long bone include c. osteoclasis a. Angulation d. skin traction b.”
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