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OSTEOPOROSIS

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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.


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OSTEOPOROSIS (noun)


Sense 1osteoporosis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women

Classified under:

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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