Eburnation
Eburnation E`bur*na"tion, n. [L. eburnus of ivory, fr. ebur ivory: cf. F. ['e]burnation. See {Ivory}.] (Med.) A condition of bone cartilage occurring in certain diseases of these tissues, in which they acquire an unnatural density, and come to resemble ivory. [1913 Webster]

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  • ÉBURNATION — Densification pathologique du tissu osseux ou cartilagineux qui devient aussi dur et aussi compact que de l’ivoire. L’éburnation est une lésion fréquente dans la maladie de Paget, une affection en rapport avec des modifications du bilan phospho… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • eburnation — [ē΄bər nā′shən, eb΄ərnā′shən] n. [< L eburnus, of ivory (< ebur, IVORY) + ATION] an abnormal condition of bone or cartilage in which it becomes very dense and smooth like ivory …   English World dictionary

  • eburnation — /ee beuhr nay sheuhn, eb euhr /, n. Pathol. an abnormal condition in which bone becomes hard and dense like ivory. [1830 40; < L eburn(us) of ivory (equiv. to ebur IVORY + nus adj. suffix) + ATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • eburnation — noun Degenerative process of bone occurring at sites of articular cartilage erosion commonly found in patients with osteoarthritis. Sub chondral bone responds to increased friction by generating reactive, ivory like, dense bone at the site of… …   Wiktionary

  • eburnation — A change in exposed subchondral bone in degenerative joint disease in which it is converted into a dense substance with a smooth surface like ivory. SYN: bone sclerosis. [L. eburneus, of ivory] e. of dentin a condition observed in arrested …   Medical dictionary

  • éburnation — (é bur na sion) s. f. Terme de pathologie. Encroûtement de certaines tumeurs par des phosphates et carbonates calcaires ; ossification des cartilages articulaires ; passage d un os à un degré de compacité considérable. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Éburné …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • eburnation — n. hardening of a bone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eburnation — eb·ur·na·tion …   English syllables

  • eburnation — n. the wearing down of the cartilage at the articulating surface of a bone, exposing the underlying bone and leading to bone sclerosis, in which the bone s surface becomes dense and smooth like ivory. This is an end result of osteoarthritis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • eburnation — /ibəˈneɪʃən/ (say eebuh nayshuhn), /ɛbə / (say ebuh ) noun a morbid change in a tooth or bone, by which it becomes very hard and dense, like ivory. {Latin eburnus of ivory + ation} …   Australian English dictionary

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