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

Examples of osteogenesis imperfecta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whiley was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, an affliction commonly referred to as brittle bone disease. Wayne Coffey, USA TODAY, "In Jordanne Whiley, the U.S. Open features first elite wheelchair athlete to compete as a mother," 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, "Never Have I Ever Felt So Insulted: Mindy Kaling’s New Show Is Great — Unless You’re Fat," 20 May 2020 The Doctors Singer Ali McManus discusses osteogenesis imperfecta; exercise to lower dementia risk. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, "What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘The Conners’ season finale; coronavirus," 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, "8chan’s current owner and its founder are locked in a bitter libel battle in the Philippines," 29 Feb. 2020 That charm has warmed the hearts of Hollywood stars as well as those who live with osteogenesis imperfecta and other disabilities. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio girl returning to Netflix series ‘Raising Dion’," 11 Jan. 2020 Sammi was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, or OI, a rare genetic disorder more commonly known as brittle bone disease. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio girl stars in new Netflix series, ‘Raising Dion’," 3 Oct. 2019 The agency gave more funding to tuberous sclerosis, a rare genetic disorder that affects fewer than forty thousand Americans, and to osteogenesis imperfecta, a brittle-bone disease, which affects some twenty thousand. Mike Mariani, The New Yorker, "A Town for People with Chronic Fatigue," 3 Sep. 2019 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteogenesis%20imperfecta. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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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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