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chondrify

[ kon-druh-fahy ]
/ ˈkɒn drəˌfaɪ /
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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.

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Origin of chondrify

First recorded in 1870–75; chondr- + -ify
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British Dictionary definitions for chondrify

chondrify
/ (ˈkɒndrɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to become or convert into cartilage

Derived forms of chondrify

chondrification, noun
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Medical definitions for chondrify

chondrify
[ kŏndrə-fī′ ]

v.

To change into or become cartilage.
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