osteogenesis imperfecta

[ im-per-fek-tuh ]

  1. a rare hereditary disease in which abnormal connective tissue development leads to fragile bones subject to fracture.

Origin of osteogenesis imperfecta

1900–05; <New Latin: imperfect osteogenesis

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British Dictionary definitions for osteogenesis imperfecta

osteogenesis imperfecta

/ (ˌɪmpəˈfɛktə) /

  1. a hereditary disease caused by a collagen abnormality, causing fragility of the skeleton which results in fractures and deformities: Also called: brittle bone syndrome

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Scientific definitions for osteogenesis imperfecta

osteogenesis imperfecta

[ ŏs′tē-ə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ĭm′pər-fĕk ]

  1. A hereditary disease characterized by abnormally brittle, easily fractured bones.

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