hypophosphatasia

noun
hy·​po·​phos·​pha·​ta·​sia | \ ˌhī-pō-ˌfäs-fə-ˈtā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce hypophosphatasia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypophosphatasia

: a congenital metabolic disorder characterized by a deficiency of alkaline phosphatase and usually resulting in demineralization of bone

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