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A disorder in which there is partial or total separation of a fragment of bone and cartilage from an articular surface, most commonly seen in young adults.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Annals of Surgery. From scientific Latin osteochondritis dissecans from scientific Latin osteochondritis + classical Latin dissecans present participle of dissecāre.
osteochondritis dissecans/ˌɒstɪəʊkɒnˌdrʌɪtɪs ˈdɪsɪkanz/
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