Osteogenesis-imperfecta meaning

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A genetic disease marked by abnormal fragility and plasticity of bone, with recurring fractures resulting from minimal trauma.
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A rare hereditary disorder of connective tissue, characterized by thin, brittle bones and progressive deafness.
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A genetic disease marked by abnormal fragility and plasticity of bone, with recurring fractures resulting from minimal trauma.
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A hereditary disease characterized by abnormally brittle, easily fractured bones.
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(pathology) A hereditary disease characterized by brittle bones that easily fracture.
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Origin of osteogenesis-imperfecta

  • New Latin osteogenesis Latin imperfecta feminine of imperfectus incomplete

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition