Definition of osteogenesis imperfecta
: a hereditary disease marked especially by extreme brittleness of bones and caused by defective or insufficient collagen
Origin of osteogenesis imperfecta
New Latin, imperfect osteogenesis
First Known Use: circa 1901
Medical Definition of osteogenesis imperfecta
: a hereditary disease caused by defective or deficient collagen production and marked by extreme brittleness of the long bones and a bluish color of the whites of the eyes—called also brittle bone disease, brittle bones, fragilitas ossium, osteopsathyrosis
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