One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Inflammation of bone and cartilage; especially any of several conditions in which there is avascular necrosis of, or chronic trauma to, a specific epiphysis or apophysis in a child or adolescent.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in John S. Billings (1838–1913). From osteo- + chondritis, after German Osteochondritis.
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