A hypertrophying and condensing osteitis that tends to run in longitudinal streaks or columns, like wax drippings on a candle, and that involves a number of the long bones. SYN: flowing hyperostosis, streak hyperostosis. [rheo- + G. osteon, bone, + -osis, condition]

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rhe·os·to·sis (re″os-toґsis) [rheo- + ostosis] a condition of hyperostosis marked by the presence of streaks in the bones; see also melorheostosis.

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  • melorheostosis — Rheostosis confined to the long bones. [G. melos, limb, + rheos, stream, + osteon, bone, + osis] * * * melo·rhe·os·to·sis .mel ə .rē äs tō səs n, pl to·ses .sēz or to·sis·es an extremely rare form of osteosclerosis of unknown etiology… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hyperostosis — Overgrowth of bone. Hyperostosis is a nonspecific term that does not refer to any particular condition. * * * 1. Hypertrophy of bone. 2. SYN: exostosis. [hyper + G. osteon, bone, + osis, condition] ankylosing h. SYN: diffuse idiopathic skeletal h …   Medical dictionary

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