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n. pl. os·te·o·gen·e·ses (-sēz′)
The formation and development of bony tissue.

os′te·o·ge·net′ic (-ō-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
os′te·og′e·nous (-ŏj′ə-nəs) adj.


(ˌɒstɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or


(Physiology) the formation of bone
ˌosteoˈgenic, osteogenetic, ˌosteˈogenous adj


(ˌɒs ti əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

the formation of bone.
os`te•o•ge•net′ic (-oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk) os`te•og′e•nous (-ˈɒdʒ ə nəs) adj.


n. osteogénesis. V.: ossification
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