osteo-, oste-, ost-
Description of the bones; descriptive osteology.
A condition characterized by the overgrowth of bones.
A disease characterized by a gradual softening and bending of the bones with varying severity of pain.
Softening occurs because the bones contain osteoid tissue which has failed to calcify because of a lack of vitamin D or renal tubular dysfunction. It is more common in women than in men, osteomalacia often begins during pregnancy.
A reference to osteomalacia which is a disease characterized by a gradual softening and bending of the bones with varying severity of pain.