chronic absorptive arthritis

n.

Arthritis, especially of the hands, accompanied by pronounced resorption of bone with shortening and deformity.

Nearby words

  1. chromyl,
  2. chron-,
  3. chron.,
  4. chronaxie,
  5. chronic,
  6. chronic acholuric jaundice,
  7. chronic active liver disease,
  8. chronic adrenocortical insufficiency,
  9. chronic alcoholism,
  10. chronic atrophic thyroiditis


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