Definition of Eburnation

1. Noun. A change that occurs in degenerative joint disease in which bone is converted into a dense smooth substance resembling ivory.




Definition of Eburnation

1. n. A condition of bone cartilage occurring in certain diseases of these tissues, in which they acquire an unnatural density, and come to resemble ivory.

Definition of Eburnation

1. Noun. Degenerative process of bone occurring at sites of articular cartilage erosion commonly found in patients with osteoarthritis. Sub-chondral bone responds to increased friction by generating reactive, ivory-like, dense bone at the site of erosion. ¹

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Medical Definition of Eburnation

1. A condition of bone cartilage occurring in certain diseases of these tissues, in which they acquire an unnatural density, and come to resemble ivory. Origin: L. Eburnus of ivory, fr. Ebur ivory: cf. F. Eburnation. See Ivory. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Eburnation

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1. The Pathological Anatomy of the Ear by Hermann Schwartze (1878)
"eburnation or sclerosis is a common result of chronic inflammations of the middle ear, especially of the purulent variety ; it occurs at all ages, ..."

2. Medical and surgical aspects of in-knee, genu valgum, by W.J. Little by William John Little (1882)
"... differs materially in hardness and density from that perfect ivory hardness and full eburnation which characterises the bones of a rachitic adult, ..."

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