General nonspecific term for a neoplasm in bone that results in thinning and fragmentation (thus, in softening) of the cortex.
[osteo- + G. spongos, sponge, + -oma, tumor]
osteospongiomaA nonspecific term for a bone tumour characterised by thinning and/or rupture of the bone cortex. Osteospongioma is not a recognised histopathological entity and is not used in the working medical parlance.
osteospongioma(os?te-o-spon?je-o'ma) [? + spongos, sponge, + oma, tumor]
A spongy tumor in bone. Synonym: osteoma spongiosum