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Definition of Osteochondrosis

Osteochondrosis: Any disease that affects the progress of bone growth by killing bone tissue. Osteochondrosis is seen only in children and teens whose bones are still growing.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11791
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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