Definitions for eburnation

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word eburnation

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. eburnation(noun)

    a change that occurs in degenerative joint disease in which bone is converted into a dense smooth substance resembling ivory

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. eburnation(Noun)

    Degenerative process of bone occurring at sites of articular cartilage erosion commonly found in patients with osteoarthritis. Sub-chondral bone responds to increased friction by generating reactive, ivory-like, dense bone at the site of erosion.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Eburnation(noun)

    a condition of bone cartilage occurring in certain diseases of these tissues, in which they acquire an unnatural density, and come to resemble ivory

  2. Origin: [L. eburnus of ivory, fr. ebur ivory: cf. F. burnation. See Ivory.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Eburnation

    Eburnation describes a degenerative process of bone commonly found in patients with osteoarthritis or non-union of fractures. It is an ivory-like reaction of bone occurring at the site of cartilage erosion. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the joints characterized largely by central loss of cartilage and compensatory peripheral bone formation. Over time, as the cartilage wears away, bare, subchondral bone is revealed. Eburnation describes the bony sclerosis which occurs at the areas of cartilage loss.

Translation

Find a translation for the eburnation definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these eburnation definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"eburnation." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 25 Apr. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/eburnation>.

Are we missing a good definition for eburnation? Don't keep it to yourself...


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for eburnation:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.