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osteopetrosis

[ os-tee-oh-pi-troh-sis ]
/ ˌɒs ti oʊ pɪˈtroʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
any of several hereditary diseases characterized by increased bone density.
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Origin of osteopetrosis

1925–30; osteo- + Greek petrō-, variant stem of petroûn to turn to stone (derivative of pétra stone) + -sis-sis; see -osis
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