bone age

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bone age

stage of development of bone (in years) as adjudged by radiography, in contrast to chronologic age.

bone age

Etymology: AS, ban + L, aetas
the stage of development or decline of the skeleton or its segments, as seen in radiographic examination, when compared with x-ray views of the bone structures of other individuals of the same chronological age.

bone age

(bōn āj)
Stage of osseous development (in years) as adjudged by radiography, in contrast to chronologic age.

bone age

An estimate of biological age based on radiological studies of the developmental stage of ossification centers of the long bones of the extremities.
See: epiphysis
See also: age
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