osteochondrosis

[ os-tee-oh-kon-droh-sis ]
/ ˌɒs ti oʊ kɒnˈdroʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

a disease of bone and cartilage growth centers in children that begins as a necrosis and is followed by regeneration or renewed calcification.

Origin of osteochondrosis

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Medicine definitions for osteochondrosis

osteochondrosis

[ ŏs′tē-ō-kŏn-drōsĭs ]

n.

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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