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Pronunciation: os'te-o-kon-dro'sis

Definition: Any of a group of disorders of one or more ossification centers in children, characterized by degeneration or aseptic necrosis followed by reossification; includes the various forms of epiphysial aseptic necrosis.

[osteo- + G. chondros, cartilage, + -osis, condition]

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