Definition of Osteomyelitis

1. Noun. An inflammation of bone and bone marrow (usually caused by bacterial infection).

Generic synonyms: Osteitis



Definition of Osteomyelitis

1. Noun. (pathology) An infection of the bone ¹

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Definition of Osteomyelitis

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Medical Definition of Osteomyelitis

1. Inflammation of bone caused by a pyogenic organism. It may remain localised or may spread through the bone to involve the marrow, cortex, cancellous tissue and periosteum. Origin: Gr. Myelos = marrow This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osteomyelitis

osteoma
osteoma medullare
osteomalacia
osteomalacias
osteomalacic
osteomancy
osteomanty
osteomas
osteomata
osteomatoid
osteomere
osteometry
osteomodulin
osteomyelitides
osteomyelitis (current term)
osteomyelitises
osteomyelodysplasia
osteomyelofibrotic syndrome
osteon
osteonal
osteoncus
osteone
osteonecroses
osteonecrosis
osteonecrotic
osteonectin
osteones
osteons
osteopath

Literary usage of Osteomyelitis

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1. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen (1885)
"DIFFUSE SEPTIC osteomyelitis. Acute septic osteomyelitis was formerly a common ... In certain very rare cases diffuse osteomyelitis has been met with as the ..."

2. Living Anatomy and Pathology: The Diagnosis of Diseases in Early Life by the by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1910)
"osteomyelitis of the Shaft of the Tibia, child, age nine years IX 211. ... Acute osteomyelitis of the Right Femur, child, age two years IX 215. ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"osteomyelitis is nearly always due to infection -with Staphylococcus aureus; ... In the more chronic forms of osteomyelitis in which the swelling arises ..."

4. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1922)
"I have been able to collect only 40 cases of pubic osteomyelitis from the literature. ... osteomyelitis as a sequel of pneumonia is rare and is ..."

5. Pediatrics: The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1906)
"ACUTE INFECTIOUS osteomyelitis. Acute infections osteomyelitis is an acute arthritis ... Nichols has shown that acute infectious osteomyelitis is an acute ..."

6. Principles of surgery by Nicholas Senn (1890)
"The infectious origin of traumatic osteomyelitis has been recognized for a long time, but the »ponu- neous form was believed to be purely inflammatory until ..."

7. Infections of the Hand: A Guide to the Surgical Treatment of Acute and by Allen Buckner Kanavel (1916)
"By far the most frequent causes are osteomyelitis, arthritis, and necrosis of tendons. Areas which were primarily poorly drained cavities are soon ..."

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