Legg-Cal-Perthes disease

noun
Legg-Cal·​vé-Per·​thes disease | \ ˈleg-ˌkal-ˈvā-ˈpər-ˌtēz- How to pronounce Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (audio) \

Medical Definition of Legg-Cal-Perthes disease

: osteochondritis affecting the bony knob at the upper end of the femur

called also Legg-Perthes disease, Perthes disease

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