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osteogenesis imperfecta

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

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

osteogenesis imperfecta

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

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 fragilitas ossium, osteopsathyrosis

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