Definition of osteolytic in English:

osteolytic

adjective

Medicine
  • See osteolysis

    • ‘Roentgenograms of the lesions showed mainly well-circumscribed lesions, occasionally osteolytic.’
    • ‘A computed tomographic scan showed several osteoblastic and osteolytic lesions in vertebral bodies and the pelvis, compatible with metastases.’
    • ‘In addition, multiple small osteolytic lesions were identified at the site of implantation.’
    • ‘Most patients in clinical trials had osteolytic bone metastases on imaging studies.’
    • ‘Osteoclasts actively resorb and remodel bone as required for growth; these are giant, multinuclear, phagocytic, and osteolytic cells.’

Pronunciation

osteolytic

/-əˈlitik/