fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva

[ ŏ-sĭfĭ-kănz′ prō′grĭ-sīvə ]

n.

An inherited generalized disorder of connective tissue in which bone replaces tendons, fasciae, and ligaments.

Nearby words

  1. fibrocystic disease,
  2. fibrocystic disease of breast,
  3. fibrocystic disease of pancreas,
  4. fibrocystoma,
  5. fibrodysplasia,
  6. fibroelastic,
  7. fibroelastosis,
  8. fibroenchondroma,
  9. fibroepithelioma,
  10. fibrofolliculoma


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