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[os-tee-ok-luh-sis] /ˌɒs tiˈɒk lə sɪs/

Physiology. the breaking down or absorption of osseous tissue.
Surgery. the fracturing of a bone to correct deformity.
surgical fracture of a bone to correct deformity
absorption of bone tissue

osteoclasis os·te·oc·la·sis (ŏs’tē-ŏk’lə-sĭs)
n. pl. os·te·oc·la·ses (-sēz’)


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