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- n. One who has porosis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A medicine supposed to promote the formation of callus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing porosis or the formation of callus; indurating.
- n. Any drug or other agent which promotes the growth of connective tissue, induration of the tissues, or the formation of callus.
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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.