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osteonecrosis

Syllabification: os·te·o·ne·cro·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌästēōniˈkrōsis
 
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Definition of osteonecrosis in English:

noun

Medicine
The death of bone tissue.
Example sentences
  • Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have demonstrated that a disabling bone disorder, osteonecrosis of the hip, is surprisingly common among patients with HIV infection.
  • The incidence of osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis has fallen as a result of new advances in immunosuppression and lower corticosteroid regimens.
  • It is unclear in this patient which of the possible factors contributed to the pathogenesis of osteonecrosis.

Derivatives

osteonecrotic

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈkrätik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The very high total irradiation doses have caused osteonecrotic lesions of the lumbar spine.
  • Many authors have reported good results with the use of vascularized fibular grafts to treat large osteonecrotic lesions of the femoral head.

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