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osteogenesis imperfecta

[im-per-fek-tuh] /ˌɪm pərˈfɛk tə/
noun, Pathology
1.
a rare hereditary disease in which abnormal connective tissue development leads to fragile bones subject to fracture.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < New Latin: imperfect osteogenesis
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British Dictionary definitions for osteogenesis imperfecta

osteogenesis imperfecta

/ˌɪmpəˈfɛktə/
noun
1.
a hereditary disease caused by a collagen abnormality, causing fragility of the skeleton which results in fractures and deformities Also called brittle bone syndrome
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osteogenesis imperfecta in Medicine

osteogenesis imperfecta osteogenesis im·per·fec·ta (ĭm'pər-fěk'tə)
n.
A hereditary disease marked by abnormal fragility and plasticity of bone, with recurring fractures resulting from minimal trauma, deformity of long bones, a bluish coloration of the sclerae, and often the development of otosclerosis. Also called brittle bones.

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osteogenesis imperfecta in Science
osteogenesis imperfecta
  (ŏs'tē-ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs ĭm'pər-fěk'tə)   
A hereditary disease characterized by abnormally brittle, easily fractured bones.
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