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[en-kuh n-droh-muh] /ˌɛn kənˈdroʊ mə/
noun, plural enchondromas, enchondromata
[en-kuh n-droh-muh-tuh] /ˌɛn kənˈdroʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
a growth of cartilage within the shaft or substance of a bone.
Origin of enchondroma
1840-50; < New Latin < Greek en- en-2 + chóndr(os) cartilage + -ōma -oma
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[en-kuh n-drom-uh-tuh s, -droh-muh-] /ˌɛn kənˈdrɒm ə təs, -ˈdroʊ mə-/ (Show IPA),
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noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
(pathol) a benign cartilaginous tumour, most commonly in the bones of the hands or feet
Derived Forms
enchondromatous, adjective
Word Origin
C19: New Latin from Greek, from en-² + khondros cartilage
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enchondroma in Medicine

enchondroma en·chon·dro·ma (ěn'kŏn-drō'mə)
A benign cartilaginous growth starting within the medullary cavity of a bone that formed from cartilage.

en'chon·dro'ma·tous (-drō'mə-təs, -drŏm'ə-) adj.
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