brittle bone disease

noun

variants or less commonly brittle bones

Examples of brittle bone disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our working diagnosis was osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), or brittle bone disease, an extremely rare condition that weakens bones. Amitha Kalaichandran, Discover Magazine, 19 July 2018 There’s Tollsyn Crandall, the 13-year-old with Osteogenesis imperfecta, a brittle bone disease. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, 16 Oct. 2022 Thompson is also a disability rights speaker, facilitator and consultant who has osteogenesis imperfecta (commonly known as brittle bone disease) and is also a little woman who uses a wheelchair, and is hard of hearing. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Aug. 2022 A few years ago, Lee and Germain-Lee tested this drug on mice diagnosed with a version of brittle bone disease. Rasha Aridi, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Sep. 2020 Whiley was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, an affliction commonly referred to as brittle bone disease. Wayne Coffey, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2020 Monatsi, 49, has a genetic condition known as brittle bone disease, which led to numerous arm and leg fractures. Michael Laris, Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2020 The kid representing Russia at the Model UN is played by an actor who has osteogenesis imperfecta (a genetic disorder also known as brittle bone disease), and that isn’t even mentioned. Katie Musgrave, refinery29.com, 20 May 2020 Brennan, who suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, more commonly referred to as brittle bone disease, founded 8chan in October 2013 during a psychedelic mushroom trip while living in New York. Regine Cabato, Washington Post, 29 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brittle bone disease was in 1960

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“Brittle bone disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brittle%20bone%20disease. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

brittle bone disease

noun
variants also brittle bones
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