osteogenesis imperfectaosteogenesis im·per·fec·ta
a rare hereditary disorder of connective tissue, characterized by thin, brittle bones and progressive deafness
Origin of osteogenesis imperfectaModern Latin from osteogenesis, formation of bone ( from osteo- + -genesis) + Classical Latin imperfecta, feminine of imperfectus, imperfect
A genetic disease marked by abnormal fragility and plasticity of bone, with recurring fractures resulting from minimal trauma.
Origin of osteogenesis imperfectaNew Latin osteogenesis Latin imperfecta feminine of imperfectus incomplete