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n. pl. os·te·oc·la·ses (-sēz′)
1. The process of dissolution and resorption of bony tissue.
2. Surgical fracture of a bone, performed to correct a deformity.
[osteo- + Greek klasis, breakage (from klān, to break).]
1. (Surgery) surgical fracture of a bone to correct deformity
2. (Physiology) absorption of bone tissue
os•te•oc•la•sis(ˌɒs tiˈɒk lə sɪs)
1. the breaking down or absorption of osseous tissue.
2. the fracturing of a bone to correct deformity.
the breaking of a bone either to correct a deformity or to reset a bone that has healed badly after a fracture. See also bodily functions.See also: Bones
the process by which bone tissue is broken down and absorbed by the body. See also bones.See also: Bodily Functions