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Definition of Renal osteodystrophy

Renal osteodystrophy: A bone disorder that adversely affects bone growth and is caused by chronic kidney failure (renal disease). Osteo?dystrophy can require treatment with vitamin D. Also known as kidney osteodystrophy.

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