a benign new growth projecting from the surface of a bone. It usually is covered with cartilage. adj., exostot´ic., adj.
a variety of osteoma consisting of a layer of cartilage developing beneath the periosteum of a bone.
hereditary multiple exostoses
, multiple cartilaginous exostoses
a generally benign, hereditary disorder of bone growth, in which exostoses form near the ends of the shafts of long bones.
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