Definitions for osteophyte

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  1. osteophyte(noun)

    small abnormal bony outgrowth

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  1. osteophyte(Noun)

    Any small, abnormal growth of bone, often near a joint

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  1. Osteophyte

    Osteophytes, commonly referred to as bone spurs or parrot beak, are bony projections that form along joint margins. They should not be confused with enthesophytes, which are bony projections which form at the attachment of a tendon or ligament.

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  1. Osteophyte

    Bony outgrowth usually found around joints and often seen in conditions such as ARTHRITIS.


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