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hereditary multiple exostoses

hereditary multiple exostoses in Medicine

hereditary multiple exostoses pl.n.
An inherited disturbance of enchondral bone growth in which multiple osteochondromas of long bones appear during childhood, with shortening of the radius and fibula. Also called diaphysial aclasis, osteochondromatosis.

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