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brittle bones

brittle bones in Medicine

brittle bones brit·tle bones (brĭt'l)
See osteogenesis imperfecta.

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  • An impulse to do the latter came over her—then to her fancy she could hear the crashing of brittle bones.

    Hope Hathaway Frances Parker
  • I flung the head away under the bed, and rent the brittle bones of the trunk in pieces.

  • You see, my son, that the human frame has brittle bones—I will harden and yet supple them like steel.

    Balsamo, The Magician Alexander Dumas

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