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Related to eburnation: eburnation of dentin
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.]
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eburnation(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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|Noun||1.||eburnation - a change that occurs in degenerative joint disease in which bone is converted into a dense smooth substance resembling ivory|
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