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chondrocalcinosis

noun chon·dro·cal·ci·no·sis \ ˌkän-drō-ˌkal-sə-ˈnō-səs \

medical Definition of chondrocalcinosis

plural chondrocalcinoses play \-ˈnō-ˌsēz\
:the abnormal deposition of calcium salts in cartilage (as of joints)
  • Chondrocalcinosis is the presence of linear, stippled calcification in joint cartilage. It is often found in association with pseudogout
  • —Michael H. EllmanThe New England Journal of Medicine1 Jan. 2009

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