chondrolysis

[ kŏn-drŏlĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The disappearance of articular cartilage as the result of lysis or dissolution of the cartilage matrix and cells.

Nearby words

  1. chondrogenesis,
  2. chondroid,
  3. chondroid tissue,
  4. chondroitin,
  5. chondroitin sulfate,
  6. chondroma,
  7. chondromalacia,
  8. chondromatosis,
  9. chondromatous,
  10. chondromere


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