Meaning of chondromalacia

chon•dro•ma•la•cia

Pronunciation: (kon"drō-mu-lā'shu, -shē-u, -sē-u), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. degeneration of cartilage in the knee, usually caused by excessive wear between the patella and lower end of the femur. Also called
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