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ex·os·to·sis

 (ĕk′sŏ-stō′sĭs)
n. pl. ex·os·to·ses (-sēz)
A bony growth on the surface of a bone or tooth.

[Greek exostōsis : ex-, out of; see exo- + osteon, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots + -ōsis, -osis.]
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exostosis

(ˌɛksɒˈstəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Pathology) an abnormal bony outgrowth from the surface of a bone
[C18: via New Latin from Greek, from ex-1 + osteon bone]
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exostosis

a knot growing on the stem or root of a plant. See also bones.
See also: Plants
an abnormal calcareous growth on a bone or tooth. See also plants.
See also: Bones
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exostosis - a benign outgrowth from a bone (usually covered with cartilage)
growth - (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
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