[en-kuh n-droh-muh]
noun, plural en·chon·dro·mas, en·chon·dro·ma·ta [en-kuh n-droh-muh-tuh] /ˌɛn kənˈdroʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. a growth of cartilage within the shaft or substance of a bone.

Origin of enchondroma

1840–50; < New Latin < Greek en- en-2 + chóndr(os) cartilage + -ōma -oma
Related formsen·chon·drom·a·tous [en-kuh n-drom-uh-tuh s, -droh-muh-] /ˌɛn kənˈdrɒm ə təs, -ˈdroʊ mə-/, adjective
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noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)
  1. pathol a benign cartilaginous tumour, most commonly in the bones of the hands or feet
Derived Formsenchondromatous, adjective

Word Origin for enchondroma

C19: New Latin from Greek, from en- ² + khondros cartilage
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enchondroma in Medicine


  1. A benign cartilaginous growth starting within the medullary cavity of a bone that formed from cartilage.
Related formsen′chon•droma•tous (-drōmə-təs, -drŏmə-) adj.
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