chondromalacia fetalis


chondromalacia fetalis
a condition in which the limbs of the stillborn fetus are soft and pliable due to softening of the epiphyseal cartilage.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • chondromalacia — Softening of any cartilage. [chondro + G. malakia, softness] c. fetalis an intrauterine form of c. in which the fetus is born dead with soft pliable limbs. generalized c. SYN: relapsing polychondritis. c. of larynx the presence of soft laryngeal …   Medical dictionary


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