pycnodysostosis

noun

pyc·​no·​dys·​os·​to·​sis
variants or pyknodysostosis
ˌpik-nō-ˌdis-ä-ˈstō-səs
plural pycnodysostoses
-ˌsēz
: a rare genetic condition inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and characterized especially by short stature, fragile bones, shortness of the fingers and toes, failure of the anterior fontanel to close properly, and a receding chin

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“Pycnodysostosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pycnodysostosis. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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