Definition of Hyperostosis

1. Noun. (medicine) An excessive growth or thickening of bone ¹



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Definition of Hyperostosis

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Medical Definition of Hyperostosis

1. Hypertrophy of bone, exostosis. Origin: Gr. Osteon = bone This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyperostosis

hyperorthodoxy
hyperosmia
hyperosmic
hyperosmolality
hyperosmolar
hyperosmolar coma
hyperosmolar comas
hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketoic coma
hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketoic comas
hyperosmolar nonketotic coma
hyperosmolarity
hyperosmotic
hyperosphresia
hyperosteoidosis
hyperostoses
hyperostosis (current term)
hyperostosis corticalis deformans
hyperostosis frontalis interna
hyperostotic
hyperostotic spondylosis
hyperotreta
hyperovulation
hyperoxaluria
hyperoxia
hyperoxic
hyperoxidant
hyperoxidation
hyperoxide
hyperoxidized

Literary usage of Hyperostosis

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1. Diseases of the nose, throat and ear: Medical and Surgical by William Lincoln Ballenger (1908)
"That is, the hyperostosis may be limited to the ossicles, the oval window, the cochlea, or to the semicircular canals, or it may involve two or ..."

2. Twentieth Century Practice: An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical by Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"Prior to 1892 only one paper of importance on the subject of hyperostosis cranii seems to have been published, and that was by Virchow. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"Within the past ten years renewed attention has been called to cranial hyperostosis, especially through the publications of Drs. M. Allen Starr, Putnam, ..."

4. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1914)
"hyperostosis CRANE Virchow used the term ... hyperostosis cranii (Putnam). origin. In the majority the disease appears under thirty years o:^ age, ..."

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