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any disease of the joints and bones.
hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy (secondary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy) symmetrical osteitis of the four limbs, chiefly localized to the phalanges and terminal epiphyses of the long bones of the forearm and lower leg; it is often secondary to chronic lung and heart conditions.
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