polychondritis

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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pol·y·chon·dri·tis

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

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