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verb (used with object), chon·dri·fied, chon·dri·fy·ing.
  1. to change (a precursor tissue) into cartilage.
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verb (used without object), chon·dri·fied, chon·dri·fy·ing.
  1. 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


verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to become or convert into cartilage
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Derived Formschondrification, noun
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chondrify in Medicine


  1. To change into or become cartilage.
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