Definitions for osteoclasisˌɒs tiˈɒk lə sɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

os•te•oc•la•sisˌɒs tiˈɒk lə sɪs(n.)

  1. the breaking down or absorption of osseous tissue.

    Category: Physiology

  2. the fracturing of a bone to correct deformity.

    Category: Surgery

Origin of osteoclasis:

osteo - + Gk klâsis breaking, fracture; see -clase

Princeton's WordNet

  1. osteoclasis(noun)

    treatment of a skeletal deformity by intentionally fracturing a bone

Wiktionary

  1. osteoclasis(Noun)

    The surgical fracture of a bone in order to correct a deformity

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