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endosteitis en·dos·te·i·tis (ěn’dŏ-stē-ī’tĭs) or en·dos·ti·tis (ěn’dŏ-stī’tĭs)
Inflammation of the endosteum or of the medullary cavity of a bone. Also called central osteitis, perimyelitis.


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