osteogenesis imperfecta


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osteogenesis im·per·fec·ta

 (ĭm′pər-fĕk′tə)
n.
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.]

osteogenesis imperfecta

(ˌɪmpəˈfɛktə)
n
(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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Noun1.osteogenesis imperfecta - autosomal dominant disorder of connective tissue characterized by brittle bones that fracture easily
autosomal dominant disease, autosomal dominant disorder - a disease caused by a dominant mutant gene on an autosome
Translations

osteogenesis imperfecta

n osteogénesis imperfecta
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