Definition of “osteoporosis” - English Dictionary

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“osteoporosis” in British English

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osteoporosisnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌɒs.ti.əʊ.pəˈrəʊ.sɪs/ us /ˌɑː.sti.oʊ.pəˈroʊ.sɪs/

a disease that causes the bones to become weaker and easily broken:

Osteoporosis afflicts many older women.

(Definition of “osteoporosis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“osteoporosis” in American English

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osteoporosisnoun [ U ]

us /ˌɑs·tiˌoʊ·pəˈroʊ·sɪs/

a medical condition that causes the bones to weaken and become easy to break

(Definition of “osteoporosis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)