irregular bone


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ir·reg·u·lar bone

[TA]
one of a group of bones having peculiar or complex forms, for example, vertebrae, many of the skull bonesM.
Synonym(s): os irregulare [TA]

ir·reg·u·lar bone

(ir-reg'yū-lăr bōn) [TA]
One of a group of bones having peculiar or complex forms, e.g., vertebrae, many of the skull bones.
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Results of a computed tomography scan revealed an osteolytic left hemimandibular mass with irregular bone production and a soft tissue mass in the left external auditory meatus.
Bone cements have no intrinsic adhesive properties; they rely instead on close mechanical interlock between the irregular bone surface and the prosthesis.
Review of pathology slides from outside biopsy revealed morphologic features similar to fibrous dysplasia (Figure 3A); however, on closer inspection at high power, malignant cells with round and spindle nuclei were identified infiltrating irregular bone trabeculae with osteoid formation (Figure 3B).
Other abuse markers include fractures to ribs and at the front and back of the jaw, irregular bone growth due to leg and neck injuries and a break at the end of the upper arm bone that is usually caused by violent twisting.
Isolated irregular bone frequently occur along various suture line in region of fontanelle and are called wormian bone named after Danish Anatomist" Wormius" They are usually in interparietal portion of occipital bone and remain separate throughout life forming large wormian bone called "OS INCA" (1).
The battered child's skull included a healed fracture, perhaps caused by a deliberate blow to the head; fractured ribs; irregular bone growth caused by leg and neck injuries; and a break at the upper end of the arm, possibly attributed to being twisted.
Joseph was then diagnosed with a rare condition which leads to irregular bone growth.
Irregular bone margins are characteristic of destruction; also, intratumoral bone is evident in many cases.
Widening and cupping shown by metaphyses due to the exaggerated normal concavity and irregular bone calcifications.
Ribs along the upper back closer to the shoulder or rump have more irregular bone structure and more fat marbling in the meat; they can be slightly chewier and more flavorful.
a 17-year-old medical device company in San Antonio, TX, has developed a nitinol implant called OSSArc that conforms to sloping and irregular bone surfaces.