Eburnation

Eburnation describes a degenerative process of bone commonly found in patients with osteoarthritis or non-union of fractures. It is an ivory-like reaction of bone occurring at the site of cartilage erosion. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the joints characterized largely by central loss of cartilage and compensatory peripheral bone for...
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eburnation

[n] - a change that occurs in degenerative joint disease in which bone is converted into a dense smooth substance resembling ivory
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Eburnation

The final result of osteoarthritis, when the cartilage at the articulating surface of a bone is totally worn down.
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Eburnation

E`bur·na'tion noun [ Latin eburnus of ivory, from ebur ivory: confer French éburnation . See Ivory .] (Medicine) A condition of bone cartilage occurring in certain diseases of these tissues, in which they acquire an unnatural density, and come to resemble ivory.
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eburnation

noun a change that occurs in degenerative joint disease in which bone is converted into a dense smooth substance resembling ivory
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eburnation

(e″bәr-na´shәn) conversion of bone into a hard, ivory-like mass.
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Eburnation

• (n.) A condition of bone cartilage occurring in certain diseases of these tissues, in which they acquire an unnatural density, and come to resemble ivory.
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eburnation

eburnation 1. Changes in bone causing it to become dense and hard like ivory. 2. The thinning or absence of articular cartilage, as occurs in degenerative joint disease; such that the subchondral bone is exposed and lines parts of the articular cavity. 3. The polished, burnished appearance taken on by exposed dentin; dentin eburnation.
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eburnation

Type: Term Pronunciation: ē′bŭr-nā′shŭn Definitions: 1. A change in exposed subchondral bone in degenerative joint disease in which it is converted into a dense substance with a smooth surface like ivory. Synonyms: bone sclerosis
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