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hyperostosis

 [hi″per-os-to´sis]
excessive growth of bony tissue. adj., adj hyperostot´ic.
frontal internal hyperostosis (hyperostosis fronta´lis inter´na) a new formation of bone tissue protruding in patches on the internal surface of the cranial bones in the frontal region, most commonly affecting women near menopause.
generalized cortical hyperostosis a hereditary disorder beginning during puberty, marked by osteosclerosis of the skull, mandible, clavicles, ribs, and diaphyses of long bones, associated with elevated blood alkaline phosphatase.
infantile cortical hyperostosis a syndrome seen in infants under six months of age, marked by fever, arthralgias, and swelling and cortical thickening of facial, trunk, and long bones. Called also Caffey's disease.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·per·os·to·sis

(hī'pĕr-os-tō'sis),
1. Hypertrophy of bone.
2. Synonym(s): exostosis
[hyper- + G. osteon, bone, + -ōsis, condition]
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hyperostosis

(hī′pər-ŏ-stō′sĭs)
n. pl. hyperosto·ses (-sēz)
Excessive or abnormal thickening or growth of bone tissue.

hy′per·os·tot′ic (-ŏ-stŏt′ĭk) adj.
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hyperostosis

 A proliferation of bony matrix
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hy·per·os·to·sis

(hī'pĕr-os-tō'sis)
1. Hypertrophy of bone.
2. Synonym(s): exostosis.
[hyper- + G. osteon, bone, + -ōsis, condition]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hyperostosis

Abnormal thickening or growth (HYPERTROPHY) of bone, either generally or, more commonly, locally.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

hy·per·os·to·sis

(hī'pĕr-os-tō'sis)
1. Hypertrophy of bone.
2. Synonym(s): exostosis.
[hyper- + G. osteon, bone, + -ōsis, condition]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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