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enchondroma

Pronunciation: en'kon-dro'ma

Definition: A benign cartilaginous growth starting within the medullary cavity of a bone originally formed from cartilage; enchondromas may distend the cortex, especially of small bones, and may be solitary or multiple (endochondromatosis).

[Mod. L. fr. G. en, in, + chondros, cartilage, + -oma, tumor]

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