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Dictionary entry overview: What does osteoporosis mean?
• OSTEOPOROSIS (noun)
The noun OSTEOPOROSIS has 1 sense:
1. abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women
Familiarity information: OSTEOPOROSIS used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women
Nouns denoting stable states of affairs
Hypernyms ("osteoporosis" is a kind of...):
pathology (any deviation from a healthy or normal condition)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "osteoporosis"):
dowager's hump (abnormal spinal curvature that results when osteoporosis causes the spine to collapse; seen most often in elderly women)
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