Albers–Schönberg disease

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noun Al·bers–Schön·berg disease \ˈal-bərz-ˈshərn-ˌbərg-, -ˈshōn-\

Definition of Albers–Schönberg disease

  1. :  osteopetrosis 2a Increases in the number and size of osteoclasts and in the number of their nuclear profiles are also features of Albers-Schönberg disease or autosomal dominant osteopetrosis type II, a disorder in which the osteoclasts fail to erode bone … — Robert S. Weinstein et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 1 Jan. 2009

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Origin and Etymology of albers–schönberg disease

after Heinrich Albers-Schönberg †1921 German radiologist who published a description of osteopetrosis in 1915


First Known Use: 1922


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