osteogenesis imperfecta osteogenesis im·per·fec·ta (ĭm'pər-fěk'tə)
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.
|osteogenesis imperfecta (ŏs'tē-ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs ĭm'pər-fěk'tə) Pronunciation Key
A hereditary disease characterized by abnormally brittle, easily fractured bones.