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chondromalacia

[kon-droh-muh-ley-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh]
noun Pathology.
  1. 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

Also called runner's knee.
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chondromalacia in Medicine

chondromalacia

(kŏn′drō-mə-lāshə)
n.
  1. Abnormal softening or degeneration of cartilage of the joints, especially of the knee.
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