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Definition of "osteitis" [‖Os•te•i•tis]

  • Inflammation of bone or bony tissue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "osteitis" in a sentence
  • "An orthopedic doctor diagnosed the injury as osteitis pubis, an inflamed pubic bone, and sent him for a bone scan that involved him taking radioactive isotopes."
  • "Most recently, an orthopedic doctor diagnosed the injury as osteitis pubis, an inflamed pubic bone and sent him for a bone scan that involved him taking radioactive isotopes."
  • "I was lying on a table, getting treatment for what my doctor, Hank Sloan, diagnosed as pubalgia, which is technically osteitis pubis."