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Definition of "osteomyelitis" []

  • A usually bacterial infection of bone and bone marrow in which the resulting inflammation can lead to a reduction of blood supply to the bone. (noun)
  • Inflammation of bone marrow, caused by infection (noun)

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Use "osteomyelitis" in a sentence
  • "Jiangbo's Osteomyelitis treatment tablets offer an alternative mild treatment and were clinically tested to be effective in treating long term osteomyelitis problems."
  • "Hollingsworth said her injuries were caused by a bone infection known as osteomyelitis, not her use of the drugs."
  • "The doctors determined that it was not in fact gangrene but that she has a bone infection-technically called osteomyelitis - a tricky condition to treat that requires at minimum 45 days of IV antibiotics."