osteochondrosis

noun
os·​teo·​chon·​dro·​sis | \ -ˌkän-ˈdrō-səs How to pronounce osteochondrosis (audio) \
plural osteochondroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce osteochondrosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of osteochondrosis

: a disease especially of children and young animals in which an ossification center especially in the epiphyses of long bones undergoes degeneration followed by calcification

Other Words from osteochondrosis

osteochondrotic \ -​ˈdrät-​ik How to pronounce osteochondrosis (audio) \ adjective

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“Osteochondrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/osteochondrosis. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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