chondrodystrophy


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chondrodystrophy

 [kon″dro-dis´tro-fe]
a disorder of cartilage formation.

chon·dro·dys·tro·phy

(kon'drō-dis'trō-fē),
A disturbance in the development of the cartilage primordia of the long bones, especially the region of the epiphysial plates, resulting in arrested growth of the long bones and dwarfism in which the limbs are abnormally short, but the head and trunk are essentially normal; autosomal recessive inheritance.
Synonym(s): chondrodysplasia
[chondro- + G. dys, bad, + trophē nourishment]

chondrodystrophy

(kŏn′drə-dĭs′trə-fē)
n.
Any of several disorders that affect the development of the cartilage of the long bones, involving especially the region of the epiphysial plates, and result in arrested growth of the long bones.

chondrodystrophy

A nonspecific term for any disturbance in chondrogenesis, which occurs primarily in the long bones and results in arrested growth and short stature (”dwarfism”). Because there are more than 100 specific types of skeletal dysplasia, the term chondrodystrophy lacks full meaning without adjectival modifiers that provide greater detail about the condition being assessed or addressed.

chondrodystrophy

 A disturbance in the development of cartilage, primarily of the long bones, resulting in arrested growth and dwarfism

chon·dro·dys·tro·phy

(kon'drō-dis'trŏ-fē)
A disturbance in the development of the cartilage of the long bones, especially of the epiphysial plates, resulting in arrested growth and dwarfism in which the limbs are abnormally short, but the head and trunk are essentially normal.
Synonym(s): chondrodysplasia.
[chondro- + G. dys, bad, + trophē nourishment]
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