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OSTEOARTHRITIS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does osteoarthritis mean? 

OSTEOARTHRITIS (noun)
  The noun OSTEOARTHRITIS has 1 sense:

1. chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age

  Familiarity information: OSTEOARTHRITIS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OSTEOARTHRITIS (noun)


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Meaning:

Chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

degenerative arthritis; degenerative joint disease; osteoarthritis

Hypernyms ("osteoarthritis" is a kind of...):

arthritis (inflammation of a joint or joints)


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