- Physiology. the breaking down or absorption of osseous tissue.
- Surgery. the fracturing of a bone to correct deformity.
- surgical fracture of a bone to correct deformity
- absorption of bone tissue
n. pl. os•te•oc•la•ses (-sēz′)
- The process of dissolution and resorption of bony tissue.
- Surgical fracture of a bone performed to correct a deformity.diaclasis