Definition of osteogenesis imperfecta in English:

osteogenesis imperfecta

Line breaks: osteo|gen¦esis im|per¦fecta
Pronunciation: /ˌɪmpəːˈfɛktə


[mass noun] Medicine
  • An inherited disorder characterized by extreme fragility of the bones.
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    • For example, children with an inherited condition known as osteogenesis imperfecta have bones that are brittle and more susceptible to breaking.
    • Three children with severe osteogenesis imperfecta received allogeneic bone marrow transplants; in two osteoblast engraftment was shown.
    • Kwanini, who suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), has been in a wheelchair since the age of nine.


modern Latin, from osteogenesis + Latin imperfecta 'imperfect' (feminine of imperfectus).

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