chondrodysplasia

noun
chon·​dro·​dys·​pla·​sia | \ ˌkän-drə-dis-ˈplāzh(-ē)-ə, -drō- How to pronounce chondrodysplasia (audio) \

Medical Definition of chondrodysplasia

: a hereditary skeletal disorder characterized by the formation of exostoses at the epiphyses and resulting in arrested development and deformity

called also dyschondroplasia

Learn More about chondrodysplasia

Cite this Entry

“Chondrodysplasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chondrodysplasia. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

Comments on chondrodysplasia

What made you want to look up chondrodysplasia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!