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polychondritis

 [pol″e-kon-dri´tis]
inflammation of many cartilages of the body.
chronic atrophic polychondritis (polychondritis chro´nica atro´phicans) (relapsing polychondritis) an acquired disease of unknown origin, chiefly involving various cartilages and showing both chronicity and a tendency to recurrence; it is marked by inflammatory and degenerative lesions of various cartilaginous structures.

pol·y·chon·dri·tis

(pol'ē-kon-drī'tis),
Inflammation of cartilage.
[poly- + G. chondros, cartilage, + -itis, inflammation]

polychondritis

/poly·chon·dri·tis/ (-kon-dri´tis) inflammation of many cartilages of the body.
chronic atrophic polychondritis , polychondritis chro´nica atro´phicans relapsing p.
relapsing polychondritis  an acquired idiopathic chronic disease with a tendency to recurrence, marked by inflammatory and degenerative lesions of various cartilaginous structures.

polychondritis

[pol′ēkon·drī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, polys, many + chondros, cartilage + -itis, inflammation
inflammation involving many cartilages of the body.

pol·y·chon·dri·tis

(pol'ē-kon-drī'tis)
A widespread disease of cartilage.
[poly- + G. chondros, cartilage, + -itis, inflammation]

polychondritis

inflammation of many cartilages of the body.

relapsing polychondritis
affected cats have a history of swollen, painful ears which eventually become deformed; most cats are infected with feline leukemia or feline immunodeficiency viruses.
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