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

  • n. Variant of osteosis.

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  • n. bone formation; ossification

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Bone formation; ossification. See ectostosis, and endostosis.


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  • Think of it this way: “cranio” = skull; “syn” = joining; “ostosis” = bone.

    The Beauty of Love

  • The bone scan showed that she had some areas of what ` s called hyper-ostosis (ph), which is basically just overgrowth of bone in certain areas of her body.

    CNN Transcript Mar 28, 2006


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