osteogenesis imperfecta

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

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 brittle bone disease, brittle bones

First Known Use of osteogenesis imperfecta

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osteogenesis imperfecta

New Latin, imperfect osteogenesis

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osteogenesis imperfecta

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

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 brittle bone disease, brittle bones, fragilitas ossium, osteopsathyrosis

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