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chondritis

noun chon·dri·tis \ kän-ˈdrīt-əs \

medical Definition of chondritis

:inflammation of cartilage
  • Ear cartilage piercing is inherently more risky than lobe piercing. Clinicians should respond aggressively to potential auricular chondritis and consider Pseudomonas a possible cause pending culture results.
  • —William E. Keene et al.The Journal of the American Medical Association25 Feb. 2004

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