osteogenesis imperfecta(redirected from brittle bones)
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A genetic disease marked by abnormal fragility and plasticity of bone, with recurring fractures resulting from minimal trauma.
[New Latin : osteogenesis + Latin imperfecta, feminine of imperfectus, incomplete.]
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(Pathology) 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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|Noun||1.||osteogenesis imperfecta - autosomal dominant disorder of connective tissue characterized by brittle bones that fracture easily|
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osteogenesis imperfectan osteogénesis imperfecta
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