chondrodystrophic dwarfism

[kŏn′drō-dĭ-strŏfĭk, -strōfĭk]


A congenital dwarfism in which the disturbed development of the cartilage of the long bones arrests the growth of long bones, resulting in extremely shortened extremities.

Nearby words

  1. chondrocranium,
  2. chondrocyte,
  3. chondrodynia,
  4. chondrodysplasia,
  5. chondrodystrophia,
  6. chondrodystrophy,
  7. chondroectodermal dysplasia,
  8. chondrofibroma,
  9. chondrogenesis,
  10. chondroid

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