osteoporosis etymology

English word osteoporosis comes from English osteo- (Bone.), English porosis

Detailed word origin of osteoporosis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
osteo- English (eng) Bone.
porosis English (eng)
osteoporosis English (eng) (pathology) A disease, occurring especially in women following menopause, in which the bones become extremely porous and are subject to fracture.

Words with the same origin as osteoporosis

Descendants of osteo-
ectostosis nonosteoporotic ostealgia osteoarthropathy osteochondral osteochondroma osteoclast osteoconductive osteocranium osteocutaneous osteodysplasia osteodysplastic osteoid osteoinduction osteomyelitis osteonectin osteopath osteophilic osteoprotegerin osteoradionecrotic osteosarcoma osteosclerosis osteosynthetic osteotendinous
Descendants of porosis
antiosteoporotic osteoporotic