verb (used with object), chon·dri·fied, chon·dri·fy·ing.

to change (a precursor tissue) into cartilage.

verb (used without object), chon·dri·fied, chon·dri·fy·ing.

to become cartilage.

Origin of chondrify

First recorded in 1870–75; chondr- + -ify Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for chondrify


verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to become or convert into cartilage
Derived Formschondrification, noun
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chondrify in Medicine




To change into or become cartilage.
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