Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Excessive or abnormal thickening or growth of bone tissue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A morbid outgrowth of bone from a bone.
  • noun An overgrowth of bone; a normal (not morbid) exostosis or increase of bony tissue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine An excessive growth or thickening of bone

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[hyper– + ost(eo)– + –osis.]

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