relapsing polychondritis

n.

A degenerative disease of cartilage characterized by the collapse of the ears, the cartilaginous portion of the nose, and the tracheobronchial tree.

Nearby words

  1. rel.,
  2. rel. pron.,
  3. reladle,
  4. relapse,
  5. relapsing fever,
  6. relata,
  7. relate,
  8. related,
  9. relatedly,
  10. relation


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