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noun, plural chon·dro·mas, chon·dro·ma·ta [kon-droh-muh-tuh] /kɒnˈdroʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. a benign cartilaginous tumor or growth.
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Origin of chondroma

Related formschon·dro·ma·tous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for chondroma

Historical Examples

  • The non-malignant forms—osteoma, chondroma, and fibroma—are rare.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.

    Alexander Miles

  • Chondroma usually begins either on the nasal surface of the bone or in the maxillary sinus.

  • Chondroma may occur in a multiple form, especially in relation to the phalanges and metacarpal bones.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

  • The myeloma is also to be diagnosed from chondroma, from sarcoma, and from osteomyelitis fibrosa cystica.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

  • There is no cartilage in the kidney or parotid gland, yet a chondroma, or cartilage tumor, may develop in either.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

British Dictionary definitions for chondroma


noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)
  1. pathol a benign cartilaginous growth or neoplasm
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Derived Formschondromatous, adjective
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chondroma in Medicine


n. pl. chon•dro•mas
  1. A benign neoplasm derived from mesodermal cells that form cartilage.
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