from The Century Dictionary.
- Causing porosis or the formation of callus; indurating.
- noun Any drug or other agent which promotes the growth of connective tissue, induration of the tissues, or the formation of callus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) A medicine supposed to promote the formation of callus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun medicine One who has
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The classic sign of iron-deficiency anemia presents as a couple of conditions seen in the skull called porotic hyperostosis and cribra orbitalia.
One striking finding was that 41 percent of the adults had a pathological condition called porotic hyperostosis, an abnormal porosity or sponginess of the bones—especially those of the skull—which is typical of anemic malaria sufferers.
I was aware of the prevalence of caries in the agriculturalists’ diet, but not the enamel hypoplasia or the porotic hyperostosis.
I think that’s a good explanation for why Harris lines don’t seem to correspond to enamel hypoplasia, porotic hyperostosis, etc.