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osteophyte

 [os´te-o-fīt]
a bony excrescence or outgrowth.

os·te·o·phyte

(os'tē-ō-fīt),
A bony outgrowth or protuberance.
[osteo- + G. phyton, plant]

osteophyte

/os·teo·phyte/ (os´te-o-fīt″) a bony excrescence or outgrowth of bone.

osteophyte

(ŏs′tē-ə-fīt′)
n.
A small, abnormal bony outgrowth.

os′te·o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

osteophyte

[os′tē·əfīt]
a bony outgrowth, usually found around a joint. It is commonly seen in degenerative joint disease.

osteophyte

Orthopedics A bony bump

os·te·o·phyte

(os'tē-ō-fīt)
A bony outgrowth or protuberance.
Synonym(s): osteophyma.
[osteo- + G. phyton, plant]

osteophyte

A bony outgrowth occurring usually adjacent to an area of articular cartilage damage in a joint affected by OSTEOARTHRITIS. Osteophytes are also common around the intervertebral discs of the spine.

Osteophyte

Also referred to as bone spur, it is an outgrowth or ridge that forms on a bone.
Mentioned in: Cervical Spondylosis

osteophyte

bony outgrowth (lipping) at margins of joints affected by osteoarthritis; an aberrant healing reaction to repeated minor trauma and/or chronic inflammation

osteophyte, osteophyma

a bony excrescence; a bony outgrowth. See also exostosis, spondylosis.
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An x-ray shows some mild joint-space narrowing in the medial compartment and osteophytic changes.
Several pathologies including osteophytic lipping on vertebra, degenerative joint disease in the feet, and osteoarthritis of the hands were noted on various individuals.
A minor osteoarthritic problem of the lower back region is indicated in the lumbar and sacral bones by slight osteophytic lipping of the vertebral bodies (Kenndey 1989).
Strikingly, the distal interphalangeal (DIP) and PIP joints were intact, and hook-like osteophytic formations on the heads of the metacarpal bones were seen, which is typical of hemochromatosis.