from The Century Dictionary.

  • Absorbing or breaking down bone; having the alleged character or quality of an osteoclast. See osteoclast, 2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective pathology Of or pertaining to an osteoclast
  • adjective surgery Of or pertaining to osteoclasis


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