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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exostosisnoun

    a benign outgrowth from a bone (usually covered with cartilage)


  1. exostosisnoun

    A benign bony growth, often covered with cartilage, on the surface of a bone or tooth.

    Etymology: From ex- + ὀστέον.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exostosisnoun

    any protuberance of a bone which is not natural; an excrescence or morbid enlargement of a bone

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. ; out + bone: cf. F exostose.]

  2. Exostosisnoun

    a knot formed upon or in the wood of trees by disease

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. ; out + bone: cf. F exostose.]


  1. Exostosis

    An exostosis is the formation of new bone on the surface of a bone. Exostoses can cause chronic pain ranging from mild to debilitatingly severe, depending on the shape, size, and location of the lesion. When used in the phrases "Cartilaginous exostosis" or "Osteocartilaginous exostosis", it is considered synonymous with Osteochondroma. Some sources consider the terms to mean the same thing even without qualifiers, but this interpretation is not universal.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exostosis

    eks-os-tō′sis, n. (anat.) morbid enlargement of a bone. [Gr. ex, out, osteon, a bone.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exostosis in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exostosis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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