osteocyte osteodystrophy (os´tēōdis´trəfē),
n a condition marked by defective or deficient bone formation.
n a form of dwarfism associated with osteoporosis produced by renal insufficiency during childhood. Periodontal changes include widening of the periodontal space and marked osteoporosis of the mandibular and maxillary bones. Similar to renal rickets. See also rickets, renal.