[ 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.

Origin of chondromalacia

Also called runner's knee. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for chondromalacia


[ kŏn′drō-mə-lāshə ]


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