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chondromalacia

[ kon-droh-muh-ley-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh ]
/ ˌkɒn droʊ məˈleɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə, -si ə /
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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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Also called runner's knee.

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