- 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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- 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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