noun. ['ˌɔstiːˌɑːpɝˈoʊsɪs'] abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women.
- osteo- (English)
- porosis (English)
Words that Rhyme with Osteoporosis
How do you pronounce osteoporosis?
Pronounce osteoporosis as ˌɔstiˌɑpərˈoʊsɪs.
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Example sentences of the word osteoporosis
1. Noun, singular or mass
Calcium and vitamin D contribute to bone health and can reduce the risk of osteoporosis as you age.
2. Verb, base form
Low bone mass, formerly known as osteopenia, often progresses to osteoporosis.