Definition of osteomyelitis in English:

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osteomyelitis

Pronunciation: /ˌästēōˌmīəˈlīdəs/

noun

Medicine
Inflammation of bone or bone marrow, usually due to infection.
Example sentences
  • Approximately one-third to two-thirds of patients with diabetes who have foot infections will develop osteomyelitis.
  • A bone scan showed osteomyelitis of the left sacroiliac joint and inflammation of multiple muscles.
  • Osteitis or osteomyelitis may be observed with imaging studies, but bone biopsy may be necessary.

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Syllabification: os·te·o·my·e·li·tis

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