osteoid

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osteoid

 [os´te-oid]
1. resembling bone.
2. the organic matrix of bone; young bone that has not undergone calcification.
osteoid osteoma a benign hamartomatous lesion of cortical bone in young persons. There are small sclerotic bone-forming areas visible on technetium diphosphate bone scan. The small central nidus produces large amounts of prostaglandin. There is often night pain, which may be responsive to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Lesions may be excised in toto or may be treated with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, and often undergo involution in 5 to 7 years.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

os·te·oid

(os'tē-oyd),
1. Relating to or resembling bone. Synonym(s): ossiform
2. Newly formed organic bone matrix before calcification.
[osteo- + G. eidos, resemblance]
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osteoid

(ŏs′tē-oid′)
adj.
Resembling bone.
n.
The bone matrix, especially before calcification.
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os·te·oid

(os'tē-oyd)
1. Relating to or resembling bone.
2. Newly formed organic bone matrix before calcification.
[osteo- + G. eidos, resemblance]
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osteoid

Resembling bone.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

os·te·oid

(os'tē-oyd)
1. Relating to or resembling bone.
2. Newly formed organic bone matrix before calcification.
Synonym(s): osteosarcoma.
[osteo- + G. eidos, resemblance]
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