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Related to osteomyelitis: chronic osteomyelitis
A usually bacterial infection of bone and bone marrow in which the resulting inflammation can lead to a reduction of blood supply to the bone.
(Pathology) inflammation of bone marrow, caused by infection
os•te•o•my•e•li•tis(ˌɒs ti oʊˌmaɪ əˈlaɪ tɪs)
an inflammation of bone and bone marrow, usu. caused by bacterial infection.
Infection of bone marrow and of the bone, usually caused by bacteria, resulting in inflammation.