[os-tee-uh-plas-tee] /ˈɒs ti əˌplæs ti/
plastic surgery on a bone to repair a defect or loss.
noun (pl) -ties
the branch of surgery concerned with bone repair or bone grafting
osteoplasty os·te·o·plas·ty (ŏs’tē-ə-plās’tē)
osteopoikilosis os·te·o·poi·ki·lo·sis (ŏs’tē-ō-poi’kə-lō’sĭs) n. An inherited condition characterized by bones that are mottled because of widespread small foci of compact bone in the spongy bone. Also called osteopathia condensans.
[os-tee-oh-puh-roh-sis] /ˌɒs ti oʊ pəˈroʊ sɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. a disorder in which the bones become increasingly porous, brittle, and subject to fracture, owing to loss of calcium and other mineral components, sometimes resulting in pain, decreased height, and skeletal deformities: common in older persons, primarily postmenopausal women, but also associated with long-term steroid therapy […]
[os-tee-oh-puh-rot-ik] /ˌɒs ti oʊ pəˈrɒt ɪk/ adjective, Pathology. 1. of, relating to, or caused by . 2. suffering from .
- Osteoprogenitor cell
osteoprogenitor cell os·te·o·pro·gen·i·tor cell (ŏs’tē-ō-prō-jěn’ĭ-tər) n. A mesenchymal cell that differentiates into an osteoblast. Also called preosteoblast.