osteomatoid

osteomatoid
An abnormal nodule or small mass of overgrowth of bone, usually occurring bilaterally and symmetrically, in juxtaepiphysial regions, especially in long bones of the lower extremities; lesions are not actually neoplasms, but represent anomalous developments in which there are outpouchings of the cortex (in contrast to a growth superimposed on the cortex), and are more properly termed exostoses. [osteoma + G. eidos, appearance, form]

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os·te·o·ma·toid .äs-tē-'ō-mə-.tȯid adj resembling an osteoma

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os·teo·ma·toid (os″te-oґmə-toid) resembling an osteoma.

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  • osteomatoid — os·te·o·ma·toid …   English syllables

  • osteomatoid — |ästē|ōməˌtȯid adjective Etymology: New Latin osteomat , osteoma osteoma + English oid : resembling an osteoma …   Useful english dictionary

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