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chondrio-

1.
a combining form meaning “cartilage,” used in the formation of compound words:
chondriosome.
Also, chondro-; especially before a vowel, chondr-.
Origin of chondrio-
< Greek chondríon, diminutive of chóndros cartilage
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British Dictionary definitions for chondro-

chondro-

combining form
1.
indicating cartilage: chondroma
2.
grain or granular: chondrule
Word Origin
from Greek khondros grain, cartilage
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Word Origin and History for chondro-

word-forming element meaning "cartilage," from Latinized form of Greek khondros "cartilage" (of the breastbone); see grind (v.).

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