hyperostosis

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hyperostosis

[‚hī·pə‚rä′stō·səs]
(medicine)
Hypertrophy of bony tissue.
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Within a species, the same bones are always hyperostotic.
Skeletal survey revealed a mildly hyperostotic skull, with mild frontal bossing.
Each species has a different pattern of hyperostotic bone development and anal-fin color.
During the final stage, remodeling, the peripheral hyperostotic bone disappears by resorption.
An evaluation using nonenhanced computed axial tomography showed a markedly thickened sclerotic occipital bone that measured 7 cm in thickness, with a portion of the hyperostotic area projecting into the posterior fossa.