hereditary multiple exostoses


An inherited disturbance of enchondral bone growth in which multiple osteochondromas of long bones appear during childhood, with shortening of the radius and fibula.diaphysial aclasis osteochondromatosis

Nearby words

  1. hereditary cerebral leukodystrophy,
  2. hereditary chorea,
  3. hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia,
  4. hereditary hypertrophic neuropathy,
  5. hereditary lymphedema,
  6. hereditary opalescent dentin,
  7. hereditary progressive arthro-ophthalmopathy,
  8. hereditary spherocytosis,
  9. hereditary spinal ataxia,
  10. hereditism

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