Definition of osteochondritis dissecans in English:

osteochondritis dissecans

noun

Medicine
  • 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.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

osteochondritis dissecans

/ˌɒstɪəʊkɒnˌdrʌɪtɪs ˈdɪsɪkanz/