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chondrofibroma

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(kŏn″drō-fī-brō′mă) [″ + L. fibra, fiber, + Gr. oma, tumor] A mixed tumor with elements of chondroma and fibroma.

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chondrogenesis

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(kŏn″drō-jĕn′ĕ-sĭs) [″ + genesis, generation, birth] Formation of cartilage. chondrogenic (-jĕn′ĭk), adj.

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chondroid

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(kŏn′droyd) [″ + eidos, form, shape] Resembling cartilage; cartilaginous.

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chondroitin

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(kon-droyt′ĭn, -drō′ĭ-tĭn) A glycosaminoglycan (complex polysaccharide) present in connective tissue, including the cornea and cartilage. It is promoted as a dietary supplement for use in the treatment of joint pain, usually with glucosamine.

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c. sulfate A glycosaminoglycan present in connective tissue, including the cornea and cartilage. It is used as a dietary supplement to treat joint pain, esp. in people and animals with degenerative joint disease, usually combined with the dietary supplement glucosamine.

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chondrolipoma

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(kŏn-drō-lĭp-ō′mă) [″ + lipos, fat, + oma, tumor] A tumor made of cartilaginous and fatty tissue.

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chondrolysis

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(kŏn-drŏl′ĭ-sĭs) [″ + lysis, dissolution] The breaking down and absorption of cartilage.

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chondroma

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(kon-drō′mă, ′măz, ′mă-tă) pl. chondromas, chondromata [chondro- + -oma] A slow-growing, painless cartilaginous tumor. It may occur wherever there is cartilage. chondromatous (-ă-tŭs), adj.

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chondromalacia

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(kon″drō-mă-lā′sh(ē-)ă) [chondro- + malacia] Softening of the articular cartilage, esp. of the patella.

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c. patellae Chondromalacia at the front of the knee, accompanied by pain and crepitus, and often affecting younger athletes

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chondromatosis

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(kŏn″drō-mă-tō′sĭs) [″ + oma, tumor, + osis, condition] Formation of multiple chondromas of the hands and feet; often occurs in joint spaces.

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chondromucoprotein

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(kŏn″drō-mū″kō-prō′tē-ĭn) [″ + ″ + protos, first] The ground substance (the fluid or solid material) that occupies the space between the cells and fibers of cartilage.

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chondromyoma

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(kŏn″drō-mī-ō′mă) [″ + mys, muscle, oma, tumor] A combined myoma and cartilaginous neoplasm.

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chondromyxoma

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(kŏn″drō-mĭks-ō′mă) [″ + myxa, mucus, + oma, tumor] A chondroma with myxomatous elements.

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chondromyxosarcoma

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(kŏn-drō-mĭk″sō-săr-kō′mă) [″ + ″ + sarx, flesh, + oma, tumor] A cartilaginous and sarcomatous tumor.

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chondro-osseus

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(kŏn″drō-ŏs′ē-ŭs) [″ + L. osseus, bony] Composed of cartilage and bone.

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chondropathology

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(kŏn″drō-pă-thŏl′ō-jē) [Gr. chondros, cartilage, + pathos, disease, + logos, word, reason] The pathology of cartilage disease.

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chondropathy

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(kŏn-drŏp′ă-thē) Any disease of cartilage.

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chondroplasia

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(kŏn″drō-plā′zē-ă) [″ + plassein, to mold] The formation of cartilage.

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chondroplast

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(kŏn′drō-plăst) Chondroblast.

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chondroplasty

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(kŏn′drō-plăs″tē) [″ + plassein, to ...

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