[en-chuh-lah-duh, -lad-uh] /ˌɛn tʃəˈlɑ də, -ˈlæd ə/
noun, Mexican Cookery.
a tortilla rolled and filled with a seasoned mixture, usually containing meat, and covered with a sauce flavored with chili.
big / top enchilada, Slang. someone regarded as the most important, influential, or dominant person in an organization:
The police are hoping to catch the syndicate’s big enchilada in the next raid.
whole enchilada, Slang. the entirety of something, especially something impressive or outstanding:
She has a job with money, prestige, and satisfaction—the whole enchilada.
a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla fried in hot fat, filled with meat, and served with a chilli sauce
1887, American English, from Mexican Spanish enchilada, fem. past participle of enchilar “season with chili,” from en- “in” + chile “chili” (see chili).
big enchilada, the whole enchilada
[en-kahy-rid-ee-uh n, -ki-] /ˌɛn kaɪˈrɪd i ən, -kɪ-/ noun, plural enchiridions, enchiridia [en-kahy-rid-ee-uh, -ki-] /ˌɛn kaɪˈrɪd i ə, -kɪ-/ (Show IPA) 1. a handbook; manual. /ˌɛnkaɪˈrɪdɪən/ noun (pl) -ions, -ia (-ɪə) 1. (rare) a handbook or manual n. 1540s, “a handbook,” from Late Latin, from Greek enkheiridion, neuter of enkheiridios “that which is held in […]
enchondral en·chon·dral (ěn-kŏn’drəl) adj. Intracartilaginous.
[en-kuh n-droh-muh] /ˌɛn kənˈdroʊ mə/ noun, plural enchondromas, enchondromata [en-kuh n-droh-muh-tuh] /ˌɛn kənˈdroʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA). Pathology. 1. a growth of cartilage within the shaft or substance of a bone. /ˌɛnkənˈdrəʊmə/ noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə) 1. (pathol) a benign cartilaginous tumour, most commonly in the bones of the hands or feet enchondroma en·chon·dro·ma […]
enchondromatosis en·chon·dro·ma·to·sis (ěn-kŏn’drō-mə-tō’sĭs, ěn’kŏn-drō’-) n. A congenital but nonfamilial disorder involving tubular bones, especially of the hands and feet, and characterized by a neoplasmlike proliferation of cartilage in the metaphyses that cause distorted growth in length or pathological fractures. Also called dyschondroplasia, Ollier’s disease.