[os-ten-tey-shuh s, -tuh n-] /ˌɒs tɛnˈteɪ ʃəs, -tən-/
characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others:
an ostentatious dresser.
(of actions, manner, qualities exhibited, etc.) intended to attract notice:
Lady Bountiful’s ostentatious charity.
characterized by pretentious, showy, or vulgar display
1701, from ostentation + -ous. Earlier in a similar sense were ostentative (c.1600); ostentive (1590s). Related: Ostentatiously; ostentatiousness (1650s).
1. a combining form meaning “bone,” used in the formation of compound words: osteometry. combining form 1. indicating bone or bones: osteopathy before vowels oste-, word-forming element meaning “bone, bones,” from Greek osteon “bone” (see osseous). osteo- or oste- pref. Bone: osteoarthritis.
osteoanagenesis os·te·o·an·a·gen·e·sis (ŏs’tē-ō-ān’ə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. The regeneration of bone tissue.
[os-tee-oh-ahr-thrahy-tis] /ˌɒs ti oʊ ɑrˈθraɪ tɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. the most common form of , usually occurring after middle age, marked by chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling. /ˌɒstɪəʊɑːˈθraɪtɪs/ noun 1. chronic inflammation of the joints, esp those that bear weight, with pain and stiffness Also called degenerative […]
osteoarthropathy os·te·o·ar·throp·a·thy (ŏs’tē-ō-är-thrŏp’ə-thē) n. A disorder affecting bones and joints.