Definition of Osteophyte

1. Noun. Small abnormal bony outgrowth.

Generic synonyms: Appendage, Outgrowth, Process



Definition of Osteophyte

1. Noun. Any small, abnormal growth of bone, often near a joint ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Osteophyte

1. A bony outgrowth or protuberance. Synonym: osteophyma. Origin: osteo-+ G. Phyton, plant (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osteophyte

osteoperiosteal graft
osteoperiostitis
osteopetroses
osteopetrosis
osteopetrosis gallinarum
osteopetrosis with renal tubular acidosis
osteopetrotic
osteophage
osteophagia
osteophlebitis
osteophone
osteophones
osteophony
osteophyma
osteophyte (current term)
osteophytes
osteoplaque
osteoplast
osteoplastic
osteoplastic amputation
osteoplastic craniotomy
osteoplastic necrotomy
osteoplasties
osteoplasts
osteoplasty
osteopoikilosis
osteoponin
osteopontin
osteopontins

Literary usage of Osteophyte

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1. The Principles of surgery by James Miller (1852)
"Sometimes the osteophyte is at first loose from the bone, becoming consolidated with it at a later period. The interior structure of these growths varies in ..."

2. The Medico-chirurgical Review by James Johnson, Henry James Johnson (1844)
"osteophyte.—Well-defined lines of distinction cannot be drawn between exostosis and osteophyte ; still the latter has so many obvious peculiarities, ..."

3. The Medico-chirurgical Review, and Journal of Practical Medicine (1844)
"osteophyte.—Well-defined lines of distinction cannot be drawn between exostosis and osteophyte ; still the latter has so many obvious peculiarities, ..."

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