Definition of osteomyelitis in English:

osteomyelitis

noun

Medicine
  • Inflammation of bone or bone marrow, usually due to infection.

    • ‘Osteitis or osteomyelitis may be observed with imaging studies, but bone biopsy may be necessary.’
    • ‘A bone scan showed osteomyelitis of the left sacroiliac joint and inflammation of multiple muscles.’
    • ‘Approximately one-third to two-thirds of patients with diabetes who have foot infections will develop osteomyelitis.’
    • ‘The presence of deep infection with abscess, cellulitis, gangrene, or osteomyelitis is an indication for hospitalization and prompt surgical drainage.’
    • ‘A complete exam should be performed including a musculoskeletal exam for septic arthritis and osteomyelitis, neurologic exam, and skin exam.’

Pronunciation:

osteomyelitis

/ˌästēōˌmīəˈlīdəs/