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noun, plural: osteoscleroses
A condition in which bone density is higher than the normal.
This condition is usually detected in X-ray as a white color in radiograph indicating that bone density has increased significantly. Osteosclerosis may be focal or diffused.
Word origin: Gk, comb. form of ostéon + Middle English sclirosis, from Medieval Latin sclīrōsis, from Greek sklērōsis, hardening, from sklēroun, to harden.
Related phrases: congenital osteosclerosis (osteosclerosis congenital), idiopathic osteosclerosis.
Synonym: eburnation, bone sclerosis.

Compare: osteopenia.

See also: osteopetrosis, sclerosis.

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