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

Origin and Etymology of 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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