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exostosis

 [ek″sos-to´sis] (Gr.)
a benign new growth projecting from a bone surface and characteristically capped by cartilage. adj., adj exostot´ic.
exostosis cartilagi´nea a variety of osteoma consisting of a layer of cartilage developing beneath the periosteum of a bone.
hereditary multiple exostosis a generally benign, hereditary disorder of enchondral growth of bone, marked by exostoses near the extremities of the diaphysis of long bones.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ex·os·to·sis

, pl.

ex·os·to·ses

(eks'os-tō'sis, -sēz),
A cartilage-capped bony projection arising from any bone that develops from cartilage.
See also: osteochondroma.
Synonym(s): hyperostosis (2) , poroma (2)
[exo- + G. osteon, bone, + -osis, condition]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

exostosis

(ĕk′sŏ-stō′sĭs)
n. pl. exosto·ses (-sēz)
A bony growth on the surface of a bone or tooth.
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ex·os·to·sis

, pl. exostoses (eks'os-tō'sis, -sēz)
A cartilage-capped bony projection arising from any bone that develops from cartilage.
See also: osteochondroma
Synonym(s): hyperostosis (2) , poroma (2) .
[exo- + G. osteon, bone, + -osis, condition]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

exostosis

An outgrowth from the surface of a bone, usually in response to inflammation or repeated trauma. The commonest form of exostosis is the bunion caused by abnormal local pressure from unsuitable footwear.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ex·os·to·sis

, pl. exostoses (eks'os-tō'sis, -sēz)
Cartilage-capped bony projection arising from any bone that develops from cartilage.
[exo- + G. osteon, bone, + -osis, condition]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Hereditary multiple exostosis is an autosomal dominant disorder in which an osseous projection capped by cartilage appears on the metaphyses of long bones [1].
Las exostosis multiples se presentan en la superficie bucal del maxilar y de la mandibula, por debajo del pliegue mucobucal en la region molar.
POF was first reported by the Shepherd in 1844 as alveolar exostosis. [2] The term "POF" was coined by Eversol and Rovin in 1972.
pling skeletal fluorosis occurs when 10C...20mg of F have been ingested on a daily basis for at least 10 years: in that case, calcification of ligaments often precludes joint mobility and numerous exostosis may appear, and these effects may be associated with muscle wasting and neurological complicaC...
Coote, "Pressure on the axillary vessels and nerve by an exostosis from cervical rib: interference with the circulation of the arm, removal of the rib and exostosis; recovery," Med Times Gazette, vol.