American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small, abnormal bony outgrowth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abnormal bony excrescence or osseous outgrowth.
- n. small abnormal bony outgrowth
- osteo- + -phyte (Wiktionary)
“Early diagnosis and treatment help manage the symptoms which include joint pain, stiffness and tenderness, limited range of motion, crepitus, a crackling, grinding noise with movement, joint effusion (swelling), local inflammation, bone enlargements and osteophyte formation.”
“A bone spur (osteophyte) is a bony growth formed on normal bone.”
“Photosensitivity a. is the commonest arthropathy c. anicteric hepatitis b. is characterized by marginal osteophyte formation d. conjunctivitis c. commonly presents with back pain e.”
“(crackling, grinding noise with movement), joint effusion (swelling), local inflammation, bony enlargements and osteophyte formation.”
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