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n. pl. os·te·o·po·ro·ses (-sēz)
A disease characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, occurring especially in postmenopausal women, resulting in a predisposition to fractures.
os′te·o·po·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.
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(Pathology) porosity and brittleness of the bones due to loss of calcium from the bone matrix
[C19: from osteo- + pore2 + -osis]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
os•te•o•po•ro•sis(ˌɒs ti oʊ pəˈroʊ sɪs)
a disorder in which the bones become increasingly porous, brittle, and subject to fracture, owing to loss of calcium and other mineral components.
os`te•o•po•rot′ic (-ˈrɒt ɪk) adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
A condition in which the bones become porous and weak from loss of minerals, especially calcium.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
the rarefaction of bone, resulting in abnormally porous and weak bony tissue.See also: Body, Human, Bones
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
A group of diseases in which the resorption of bone outpaces the deposit of bone. Bones become lighter and more porous, making them susceptible to fracture.
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|Noun||1.||osteoporosis - abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women|
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
dowager's hump - abnormal spinal curvature that results when osteoporosis causes the spine to collapse; seen most often in elderly women
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osteoporosis[ˌɒstɪəʊpɔːˈrəʊsɪs] N → osteoporosis f inv
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
osteoporosis[ˌɒstiəʊpəˈrəʊsɪs] n → ostéoporose f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n. osteoporosis, pérdida en la densidad del hueso.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
osteoporosisn osteoporosis f
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.