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exostosis

Pronunciation: eks'os-to'sis, -sez

Definition: A cartilage-capped bony projection arising from any bone that develops from cartilage.

Synonym(s): hyperostosis2, poroma2

[exo- + G. osteon, bone, + -osis, condition]

See Also: osteochondroma

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