osteohalisteresis

osteohalisteresis

 [os″te-o-hah-lis″ter-e´sis]
deficiency in mineral elements of bone.
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os·te·o·ha·lis·ter·e·sis

(os'tē-ō-ha-lis'tĕr-ē'sis),
Softening of the bones through absorption or insufficient supply of the mineral portion.
[osteo- + G. hals, salt, + sterēsis, privation]
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