noun. small abnormal bony outgrowth.
- -phyte (English)
- φυτόν (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- osteo- (English)
Sentences with osteophyte
1. Noun, singular or mass
Occasionally, an osteophyte may impinge on and irritate a nerve root exiting the spine, which causes neck pain, arm symptoms such as numbness and tingling or spinal cord dysfunction or myelopathy.