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Definition: 'Chondrodystrophy'

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chondrodystrophy

Type: Term

Pronunciation: kon′drō-dis′trō-fē

Definitions:
1. A disturbance in the development of the cartilage primordia of the long bones, especially the region of the epiphysial plates, resulting in arrested growth of the long bones and dwarfism in which the limbs are abnormally short, but the head and trunk are essentially normal; autosomal recessive inheritance.

Synonyms: chondrodysplasia



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