Legg-Cal-Perthes disease

noun

Legg-Cal·​vé-Per·​thes disease ˈleg-ˌkal-ˈvā-ˈpər-ˌtēz- How to pronounce Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (audio)
: osteochondritis affecting the bony knob at the upper end of the femur

called also Legg-Perthes disease, Perthes disease

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Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

legged

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“Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Legg-Calv%C3%A9-Perthes%20disease. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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