osteogenesis imperfecta

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

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

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Brennan was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, more commonly referred to as brittle bone disease. Timothy Mclaughlin, WIRED, "The Weird, Dark History of 8chan," 6 Aug. 2019

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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 How to pronounce osteogenesis imperfecta (audio) \

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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