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Inflammation of the substance of a bone.
- ‘There were three major complications; two were due to infection causing osteitis and the other developed stenosis of the external ear canal.’
- ‘The infection may extend to the cartilaginous skeleton of the ear canal and through Santorini's fissures to reach the temporal bone, causing osteitis.’
- ‘Surgery has a definite but increasingly limited role in the treatment of osteitis of the base of the skull.’
- ‘Skeletal radiographs showed linear radiolucencies in the metaphyses of the long bones and lucent areas in the iliac bones, consistent with osteitis.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek osteon ‘bone’ + -itis.
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