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Definition of Melorheostosis

Melorheostosis: A rare bone condition that usually begins in childhood and is characterized by thickening of the bones (sclerosis) of a limb. Pain is frequent in the involved limb, and the affected bone can have the appearance of dripping candle wax on an X-ray.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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