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Medical Term:

osteonecrosis

Pronunciation: os'te-o-ne-kro'sis

Definition: The death of bone in mass, as distinguished from caries (“molecular death”) or relatively small foci of necrosis in bone.

[osteo- + G. nekrosis, death]

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