(chondro-osteodystrophy, chondrodystrophy) n. any of various conditions in which there is abnormal cartilage development. It affects long bones and can cause short-limb dwarfism, overgrowth of the epiphysis, or other deformities. One particular form is an autosomal recessive syndrome most commonly found in Old Order Amish populations. See also achondroplasia.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.