from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to an osteophyte; of the nature of an osteophyte.
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When the displaced head lies against a bone, the continuous pressure produces a new osseous socket, from the margins of which osteophytic outgrowths may spring, and as the surrounding fibrous tissue becomes condensed and forms a strong capsule, a new joint results.
The discs disappear, osteophytic outgrowths develop at the margins of the bodies and in connection with the transverse processes, and bridge across the space between neighbouring vertebræ (Fig. 218).
Along its edges large osteophytic outgrowths speak of the effects of an osteoplastic periostitis.] 1.