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(kŏn-drō′sĭs) [″ + osis, condition] The development of cartilage.


(kŏn″drō-stĕr′năl) [″ + sternon, chest] 1. Pert. to sternal cartilage. 2. Pert. to both costal cartilage and the sternum.


(kŏn″drō-stĕr′nō-plăs″tē) [″ + ″ + plassein, to mold] Surgical correction of a deformed sternum.


(kŏn′drō-tōm) [″ + tome, incision] A device for cutting cartilage.


(kŏn-drŏt′ō-mē) Dissection or surgical division of cartilage.


(kon′drŭs) [L. chondrus, fr Gr. chondros, grain, granule, cartilage] A genus of red algae that includes Chondrus crispus, the source of carrageenan. SEE: carrageen; carrageenan.

choosing death

Deciding to die. In particular, an individual may choose to withdraw from chronic kidney dialysis with no medical reason for withdrawing. In one study, stopping dialysis in this situation was three times more common in patients treated at home than in those treated at dialysis centers. SEE: death; death with dignity; do not attempt resuscitation; suicide.


cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin (hydroxorubicin), Oncovin (vincristine), prednisone. (chemotherapeutic agents to treat non-Hodgkin lymphoma.)

Chopart, François

(shō-par′) Fr. surgeon, 1743–1795.

C. amputation Disarticulation at the midtarsal joint.

C. joint Midtarsal joint


(kor′dă) pl. chordae [L. chorda, intestine, rope fr. Gr. chordē, string, gut] A cord or tendon.

c. dorsalis Notochord.

c. gubernaculum An embryonic structure forming a part of the gubernaculum testis in males and the round ligament in females.

c. tendinea One of several small tendinous cords that connect the free edges of the atrioventricular valves to the papillary muscles and prevent inversion of these valves during ventricular systole.

c. tympani A sensory branch of the facial nerve (CN VII) that carries taste information from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. The cell bodies of its neurons lie in the geniculate ganglion inside the facial canal; the axons of these neurons synapse in the nucleus of the tractus solitarius in the brainstem. Preganglionic parasympathetic axons, en route to the submandibular ganglion, run with the chorda tympani.

c. vocalis The vocal folds of the larynx.


(kor′dăl) Pert. to chorda, esp. the notochord.


(kor-dāt′ă) A phylum of the animal kingdom that includes all animals that have a notochord during their development, i.e., all vertebrates.


(kor-dē′) [Fr., corded] Painful downward ...

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