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Pronunciation: re'os-to'sis

Definition: A hypertrophying and condensing osteitis that tends to run in longitudinal streaks or columns, like wax drippings on a candle, and that involves a number of the long bones.

Synonym(s): flowing hyperostosis, streak hyperostosis

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

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