chondromalacia

[ kon-droh-muh-ley-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh ]
/ ˌkɒn droʊ məˈleɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə, -si ə /

noun Pathology.

degeneration of cartilage in the knee, usually caused by excessive wear between the patella and lower end of the femur.

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Origin of chondromalacia

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Medical definitions for chondromalacia

chondromalacia
[ kŏn′drō-mə-lāshə ]

n.

Abnormal softening or degeneration of cartilage of the joints, especially of the knee.
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