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osteomyelitis

Pronunciation: os'te-o-mi'e-li'tis

Definition: Inflammation of the bone marrow and adjacent bone.

Synonym(s): central osteitis1

[osteo- + G. myelos, marrow, + -itis, inflammation]

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