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 (ē′bər-nā′shən, ĕb′ər-)
Degeneration of bone into a hard, ivorylike mass, as that which occurs at the articular surfaces of bones in osteoarthritis.

[From Latin eburnus, ivory, from ebur; see ivory.]


(ˌiːbəˈneɪʃən; ˌɛb-) or


(Pathology) a degenerative condition of bone or cartilage characterized by unusual hardness and a polished appearance
[C19: from Latin eburnus of ivory, from ebur ivory]
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Noun1.eburnation - a change that occurs in degenerative joint disease in which bone is converted into a dense smooth substance resembling ivory
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
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2006), fibrillation and erosion of the articular surfaces, proliferation of chondrocytes, eburnation of the articular cartilage, synovitis, changes and exposure in the subchondral bone and formation of osteophytes at the articular margin (Cledes et al.
Also due to a combination of osteoarthritic changes in the facet joints, eburnation, erosion and loss of disc height
For the thoracic vertebrae, females show significantly greater superior and inferior lipping, osteophytosis and eburnation, whereas males exhibit a significantly greater number of superior and inferior Schmorl's nodes.
Osteoarthritis and activity-an analysis of the relationship between eburnation, musculoskeletal stress markers (MSM) and age in two Neolithic hunter-gatherer populations from Gotland, Sweden.
Thickness of cartilage is reduced; subchondral bone eburnation and clustering of osteophytes result in immobilization of joints and pain.