osteo-, oste-, ost-

(Greek: bone)

The disintegration of bone.
An osteoma, sometimes used with reference to any neoplasm of a bone.
The death of bone in mass, as distinguished from caries (molecular death) or relatively small foci of necrosis in bone.
Neuralgia or severe pain along a nerve connected to a bone which may be caused by damaged nerves of the bone.
osteopathology (s) (noun), osteopathologies (pl)
The science of bone diseases: One of the branches of Nancy's medical studies was osteopathology which dealt with the ailments of the inflexible and stiff connective tissues from which a person's skeleton is made.
osteopathy (s) (noun), osteopathies (pl)
1. A disease or affection of the bones: Old Dr. Smith used the rare word osteopathy to describe the bone affliction that the elderly Mrs. Black had.
2. A theory of disease and method of cure founded on the assumption that deformation of some part of the skeleton and consequent interference with the adjacent nerves and blood vessels are the cause of most diseases: The therapy of osteopathy was promoted and recommended by Dr. A. T. Still, and is used as a treatment by many practitioners.
1. Decreased calcification or density of bone; a descriptive term applicable to all skeletal systems in which such a condition is noted; it carries no implication about causality.
2. Reduced bone mass due to inadequate osteoid synthesis.
osteophagous, ostephagia, osteophage, osteophagy
Eating bones, which is a perverted appetite seen in cattle suffering from mineral (phosphorus or calcium) deficiency.
osteophone, osteophony
An instrument for the transmission of sound-waves through the teeth and the cranial bones to the auditory nerve, for the use of the deaf.