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osteochondrosis

[os-tee-oh-kon-droh-sis]
noun Pathology.
  1. a disease of bone and cartilage growth centers in children that begins as a necrosis and is followed by regeneration or renewed calcification.
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Origin of osteochondrosis

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osteochondrosis

(ŏs′tē-ō-kŏn-drōsĭs)
n.
  1. Any of a group of disorders involving one or more centers of ossification of the bones in children and characterized by degeneration or aseptic necrosis followed by reossification.
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