exostosis cartilaginea


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exostosis

 [ek″sos-to´sis] (Gr.)
a benign new growth projecting from a bone surface and characteristically capped by cartilage. adj., adj exostot´ic.
exostosis cartilagi´nea a variety of osteoma consisting of a layer of cartilage developing beneath the periosteum of a bone.
hereditary multiple exostosis a generally benign, hereditary disorder of enchondral growth of bone, marked by exostoses near the extremities of the diaphysis of long bones.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ex·os·to·sis car·ti·la·gi·n'e·a

an ossified chondroma arising from the epiphysis or joint surface of a bone.
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exostosis cartilaginea

Osteochondroma, see there.
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