1. osteoporosis

noun. ['ˌɔstiːˌɑːpɝˈoʊsɪs'] abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women.


  • pathology


  • osteo- (English)
  • porosis (English)

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Rhymes with Osteoporosis

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How do you pronounce osteoporosis?

Pronounce osteoporosis as ˌɔstiˌɑpərˈoʊsɪs.

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Sentences with 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.