osteogenesis imperfecta

osteogenesis imperfecta

noun Pathology.

  1. a rare hereditary disease in which abnormal connective tissue development leads to fragile bones subject to fracture.


  1. a hereditary disease caused by a collagen abnormality, causing fragility of the skeleton which results in fractures and deformitiesAlso called: brittle bone syndrome


  1. A hereditary disease marked by abnormal fragility and plasticity of bone, with deformity of long bones, a bluish discoloration of the sclerae, recurring fractures resulting from minimal trauma, and often otosclerosis.brittle bones

  1. A hereditary disease characterized by abnormally brittle, easily fractured bones.

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