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Related to chondro-: chondrification, chondrocarcinoma


or chrondri- or chrondr-
1. Cartilage: chondrocranium.
2. Granule: chondrite.

[From Greek khondros, granule, cartilage; see ghrendh- in Indo-European roots.]
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or before a vowel


combining form
1. (Anatomy) indicating cartilage: chondroma.
2. grain or granular: chondrule.
[from Greek khondros grain, cartilage]
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The cells were also compared for their differentiation capacity by inducing the osteo-, chondro-, and adipogenic cell transformation.
The incidence of CD147 expression was: cancer of the liver 80% (n=20), lung 62% (n=90), stomach 66% (n=44), colon 58% (n=19), rectum 59% (n=17), breast 64% (n=1055), brain 90% (n=52), esophagus 87% (n=16), ovary 75% (n=40), urinary bladder 85% (n=41), skin (squamous cell carcinoma) 58% (n=41), larynx 85% (n=63), and kidney 73% (n=33), and 30% of sarcomas such as osteo, chondro- and fibrosarcoma (n=102).
2014 37y/X/F(55%) 22 66% 0% Chondro- % % labral Revision Cam Pincer injury Procedure Bogunovic et al.
Matrix formation with chondro- and osteosarcomatous differentiation has been reported in up to 5% of anaplastic carcinoma [10].
Fibrocytes and chondro- cytes produce and maintain the matrix in which they are embedded and in the disc they have good ability under such avascular condition.4
Osteo-, chondro- and myoblasts as well as adipocytes stem all from the same adult mesenchymal stem cells (Chamberlain et al.
These in vivo results strongly suggest that Ta-EE significantly ameliorates the symptoms of OA and exhibits effective chondro- and osteoprotective activity in OA pathogenesis.