Etymology
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osteoporosis (n.)

"morbid absorption of bone, so that it becomes abnormally porous," 1846, from osteo- "bone" + Greek poros "passage; pore; voyage" (see pore (n.)) + -osis. Related: Osteoporotic.

updated on October 07, 2019

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Definitions of osteoporosis from WordNet

osteoporosis (n.)
abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women;
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