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osteogenesis imperfecta

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noun osteogenesis im·per·fec·ta \-ˌim-(ˌ)pər-ˈfek-tə\

Definition of osteogenesis imperfecta

  1. :  a hereditary disease marked especially by extreme brittleness of bones and caused by defective or insufficient collagen



Origin and Etymology of osteogenesis imperfecta

New Latin, imperfect osteogenesis


First Known Use: circa 1901


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osteogenesis imperfecta

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noun osteogenesis im·per·fec·ta \-ˌim-pər-ˈfek-tə\

Medical Definition of osteogenesis imperfecta

  1. :  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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