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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ham-ahr'to-kon'dro-ma-to'sis

Definition: Neoplasmlike foci of cartilaginous tissue in sites where cartilage is a normal constituent, but in which the growth of cartilage cells is out of proportion to the other elements of the organ.

[G. hamartion, bodily defect, + chondros, cartilage, + -osis, condition]

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