chondrify

chondrify

[kon-druh-fahy]
verb (used with object), chondrified, chondrifying.
1.
to change (a precursor tissue) into cartilage.
verb (used without object), chondrified, chondrifying.
2.
to become cartilage.

Origin:
1870–75; chondr- + -ify

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chondrify (ˈkɒndrɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
to become or convert into cartilage
 
chondrifi'cation
 
n

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chondrify chon·dri·fy (kŏn'drə-fī')
v. chon·dri·fied, chon·dri·fy·ing, chon·dri·fies
To change into or become cartilage.

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