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[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.
a growth of cartilage within the shaft or substance of a bone.
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
(pathol) a benign cartilaginous tumour, most commonly in the bones of the hands or feet

enchondroma en·chon·dro·ma (ěn’kŏn-drō’mə)
A benign cartilaginous growth starting within the medullary cavity of a bone that formed from cartilage.
en’chon·dro’ma·tous (-drō’mə-təs, -drŏm’ə-) adj.


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