Definition of Chondrodystrophy
1. Noun. An inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism.
Generic synonyms: Congenital Disease, Genetic Abnormality, Genetic Defect, Genetic Disease, Genetic Disorder, Hereditary Condition, Hereditary Disease, Inherited Disease, Inherited Disorder
Derivative terms: Achondroplastic
Medical Definition of Chondrodystrophy
1. A disturbance in the development of cartilage, primarily the long bones. This can result in arrested growth and dwarfism. (27 Sep 1997)
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Literary usage of Chondrodystrophy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Transactions of the American Pediatric Society by American Pediatric Society (1902)
"A CASE OF chondrodystrophy FETALIS. BY JOHN LOVETT MORSE, AM, MD, Instructor in Diseases of Children, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Visiting Physician ..."
2. The Practice of pediatrics by Walter Lester Carr (1906)
"... (chondrodystrophy). in tablet form by several manufacturing chemists. The tablets each represent 0.324 gm. (5 gr.) of the fresh gland of the sheep. ..."
3. The Ductless Glandular Diseases by Wilhelm Falta (1916)
"It seems thus also to have been a chondrodystrophy, as the authors ... Glaessner showed two cases of chondrodystrophy at the Wiener Gesellschaft der Arzte. ..."
4. The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt, John Howland (1917)
"chondrodystrophy, radiograph of skull 898 142. ... chondrodystrophy, adult figure 899 146. Section of the spine in Pott's disease 908 147. ..."
5. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1903)
"... is marked : in chondrodystrophy it is not marked. The changes in the skull are different in the two diseases. In rachitis the bones laid ..."
6. The Year Book of Pediatrics (1903)
"The author points out that the disease bears no relation to cretinism, because in no case have the parents of a case of chondrodystrophy been ..."