osteoporosis

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὀστέον (ostéon, bone) + Ancient Greek πώρωσις (pṓrōsis, petrification, callousness), from Ancient Greek πῶρος (pôros, tuff, a porous type of rock).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌɒstiəʊpəˈɹəʊsɪs/

Noun[edit]

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osteoporosis (countable and uncountable, plural osteoporoses)

  1. (pathology) A disease, occurring especially in women following menopause, in which the bones become extremely porous and are subject to fracture.

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osteoporosis f (plural osteoporosis)

  1. osteoporosis