costochondritis

[ kŏs′tō-kŏn-drītĭs ]

n.

The inflammation of the costal cartilages, characterized by pain of the anterior chest wall that may radiate.

Nearby words

  1. costner,
  2. costo-,
  3. costoaxillary vein,
  4. costocervical artery,
  5. costochondral,
  6. costoclavicular,
  7. costoclavicular ligament,
  8. costocoracoid,
  9. costogenic,
  10. costoscapular


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