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osteoma a nonmalignant tumor of bony tissue.
osteomalacia softening of the bones caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies, occurring esp. in pregnant women.
osteomyelitis inflammation of the bone or bone marrow, usu. caused by a pus-producing bacterium.
osteopathy a branch of medical treatment that is based chiefly on the manipulation of bones and muscles.
osteoporosis a condition of the bone characterized by porosity and brittleness, accompanied by pain, skeletal deformities, or decreased height, and occurring esp. in women past menopause.
osteosarcoma a cancerous tumor of the bone.
osteotomy surgical division or removal of a bone or part of a bone.
ostinato a brief melodic phrase repeated over and over by the same instrument, used esp. as an accompaniment to a soloist or an ensemble passage.
ostler variant of hostler.
ostmark formerly, the chief monetary unit of East Germany, equaling one hundred pfennigs; mark.
ostracism an exclusion or rejection, as from a social group. [2 definitions]
ostracize to exclude or shun, by general agreement of the group imposing the exclusion. [2 definitions]
ostrich any of several large, powerful, flightless African birds that run swiftly and have long, unfeathered legs and neck, and two toes on each foot. [2 definitions]
Ostrogoth any member of a tribe in East Goth that conquered and ruled Italy in the fifth century. (Cf. Visigoth.)
OTB abbreviation of "off-track betting."
Othello in a tragedy by William Shakespeare, the title character, who murders his wife in the mistaken belief that she has been unfaithful.
other different from the one or ones indicated. [14 definitions]
other than with the exception of; besides. [2 definitions]
otherwise in a different manner or other way; differently. [4 definitions]
other world a world or existence after death. [2 definitions]
otherworldly of, relating to, or like another world, such as that of the spirit or the imagination. [2 definitions]