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sub- +‎ chondral


subchondral (not comparable)

  1. (bone) Lying under articular cartilage and containing marrow.
    • 1880 Victor Cornil, Louis Antoine Ranvier, Edward Oram Shakespeare, and J. Henry Clay Simes in A Manual of Pathological Histology, page 236,
      The subchondral osseous layer which contains the embryonic marrow is thin
    • 2006 Juergen Maeurer and Martin Breitenseher in Imaging Strategies for the Knee, page 29,
      Chondral and osteochondral fractures involve traumatic damage to the cartilage and the subchondral bone

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