Definitions

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

  • n. 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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  • n. An infection of the bone

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inflammation of the bone-marrow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inflammation of bone and bone marrow (usually caused by bacterial infection)

Etymologies

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osteo- +‎ myelitis

Examples

  • Jiangbo's Osteomyelitis treatment tablets offer an alternative mild treatment and were clinically tested to be effective in treating long term osteomyelitis problems.

    Medindia Health News

  • Hollingsworth said her injuries were caused by a bone infection known as osteomyelitis, not her use of the drugs.

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  • The doctors determined that it was not in fact gangrene but that she has a bone infection-technically called osteomyelitis - a tricky condition to treat that requires at minimum 45 days of IV antibiotics.

    Planet Debian

  • _Disease of the bones of the skull_, such as osteomyelitis or syphilis, may be followed by cerebral abscess.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • A bit like my son who has had an undiagnosed painful bone infection for 14 years (originally told it was juvenile arthritis aged 7 but then osteomyelitis after his requested MRI scan in March).

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  • Acute hematogenous osteomyelitis in children and adolescents

    Current orthopaedic research projects

  • The story proper is dispatched, with deadpan swiftness, in the summary that precedes the study: a boy, Stephen, was hit by a slow-moving car; his knee was injured, infection set in, and he was hospitalized with a quite severe condition called osteomyelitis.

    New York Review: The Collected Stories Of Lydia Davis

  • He was kicked in the leg during a high school game and developed a dangerous bone infection, osteomyelitis.

    Micky Mantle - Baseball's Tragic Hero

  • Through it all, Mantle continued his spectacular performance on the field, despite being in almost constant pain from osteomyelitis and other injuries.

    Micky Mantle - Baseball's Tragic Hero

  • Bielski, the orthopedic surgeon, had never seen an osteomyelitis so bad.

    SUPERBUG

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