osteoclasis
osteoclasis os`te*o*cla"sis, n. [NL. See {Osteoclast}.] (Surg.) The operation of breaking a bone in order to correct deformity. [1913 Webster]

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  • osteoclasis — [äs΄tē äk′lə sis] n. [ModL < OSTEO + Gr klasis, a breaking < klan, to break: see CLASTIC] 1. the breaking down and absorption of bony tissue 2. the breaking of a bone to correct a deformity, esp. after a badly healed previous fracture …   English World dictionary

  • Osteoclasis — The surgical destruction of bone tissue. Osteoclasis is performed to reconstruct a bone that is malformed, often a broken bone that healed improperly. The bone may be broken and then reshaped with the aid of metal pins, casting, and bracing. * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • osteoclasis — noun treatment of a skeletal deformity by intentionally fracturing a bone • Hypernyms: ↑treatment, ↑intervention * * * ˌästēˈäkləsə̇s noun ( es) Etymology: New Latin, from oste + clasis …   Useful english dictionary

  • osteoclasis — /os tee ok leuh sis/, n. 1. Physiol. the breaking down or absorption of osseous tissue. 2. Surg. the fracturing of a bone to correct deformity. [ < NL; see OSTEO , CLASIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • osteoclasis — noun The surgical fracture of a bone in order to correct a deformity Syn: diaclasis …   Wiktionary

  • osteoclasis — n. breakage of a bone in order to fix a defect; dissolution and absorption of bone tissue which occurs during growth or healing of bones (Medicine)os·te·oc·la·sis || ‚ɑstɪ É‘klÉ™sɪs /‚ɒstɪ É’ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • osteoclasis — os·te·oc·la·sis …   English syllables

  • osteoclasis — osteoclasia …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • osteoclasis — os•te•oc•la•sis [[t]ˌɒs tiˈɒk lə sɪs[/t]] n. 1) phl the breaking down or absorption of osseous tissue 2) srg the fracturing of a bone to correct deformity • Etymology: osteo + Gkklâsisbreaking, fracture; see clase …   From formal English to slang

  • osteoclasis — /ɒstiˈɒkləsəs/ (say ostee okluhsuhs) noun 1. Anatomy the breaking down or absorption of osseous tissue. 2. Surgery the fracturing of a bone to correct deformity. {New Latin, from osteo osteo + Greek klasis fracture} …   Australian English dictionary

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