chondroma


chondroma
A benign neoplasm derived from mesodermal cells that form cartilage. [chondro- + G. -oma, tumor]
- extraskeletal c. a c. located in soft tissues, usually of the fingers, hands, and feet, not connected to underlying bone or periosteum.
- juxtacortical c. SYN: periosteal c..
- periosteal c. a c. that develops from periosteum or periosteal connective tissue. SYN: juxtacortical c..

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chon·dro·ma kän-'drō-mə n, pl -mas also -ma·ta -mət-ə a benign tumor containing the structural elements of cartilage compare CHONDROSARCOMA
chon·dro·ma·tous (')kän-'dräm-ət-əs, -'drōm- adj

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n.
a relatively common benign tumour of cartilage-forming cells, which may occur at the growing end of any bone but is found most commonly in the bones of the feet and hands. It may be a chance finding on X-ray, it may expand the bone, or it may be the site of a pathological fracture.

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chon·dro·ma (kon-droґmə) pl. chondromas, chondroґmata [chondr- + -oma] a benign tumor or tumorlike growth of mature hyaline cartilage. It may remain centrally within the substance of a cartilage or bone (enchondroma) or may develop on the surface of a cartilage or bone (juxtacortical chondroma), and usually occurs in adolescents or young adults in the small bones of the hands or feet, the femur, the humerus, or the ribs.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Chondroma — Classification and external resources ICD 10 D16, D21 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Chondroma — Chon*dro ma, n.; pl. {Chondromata}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? cartilage + oma.] A cartilaginous tumor or growth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chondrōma — Chondrōma, s. Knorpelgeschwulst …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • chondroma — [kän drō′mə] n. pl. chondromas or chondromata [kän′drōmə tə] [ CHONDRO + OMA] a cartilaginous, benign tumor …   English World dictionary

  • chondroma — chondromatous, adj. /kon droh meuh/, n., pl. chondromas, chondromata / meuh teuh/. Pathol. a benign cartilaginous tumor or growth. [CHONDR + OMA] * * * …   Universalium

  • chondroma — noun A benign tumour formed from cartilage cells …   Wiktionary

  • chondroma — n. cartilaginous growth (type of benign tumor) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chondroma — chon·dro·ma …   English syllables

  • chondroma — n. a relatively common benign tumour of cartilage forming cells, which may occur at the growing end of any bone but is found most commonly in the bones of the feet and hands. It may be a chance finding on X ray, it may expand the bone, or it may… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • chondroma — chon•dro•ma [[t]kɒnˈdroʊ mə[/t]] n. pl. mas, ma•ta [[t] mə tə[/t]] pat a benign cartilaginous tumor or growth • Etymology: 1855–60; < Gkchóndr(os)granule, cartilage + oma chon•dro′ma•tous, adj …   From formal English to slang


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