osteogenesis imperfecta

noun

osteogenesis im·​per·​fec·​ta -ˌim-(ˌ)pər-ˈfek-tə How to pronounce osteogenesis imperfecta (audio)
: 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

Example Sentences

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 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 After birth, she was diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta, a brittle bone disorder. Allison Norlian, Forbes, 26 May 2021 The record-setting journey was also shared with a more personal goal, honoring individuals with the genetic disease osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bones disease. Randy Mcroberts, baltimoresun.com, 30 Sep. 2020 Whiley was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, an affliction commonly referred to as brittle bone disease. Wayne Coffey, USA TODAY, 9 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 The Doctors Singer Ali McManus discusses osteogenesis imperfecta; exercise to lower dementia risk. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 4 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

Etymology

New Latin, imperfect osteogenesis

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of osteogenesis imperfecta was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Osteogenesis imperfecta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteogenesis%20imperfecta. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

osteogenesis imperfecta

noun
osteogenesis im·​per·​fec·​ta -ˌim-pər-ˈfek-tə How to pronounce osteogenesis imperfecta (audio)
: 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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