Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The formation and development of bony tissue.

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  • n. The formation and development of bone

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The formation or growth of bone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The genesis, origination, or formation of bone; osteogeny; ossification.

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Examples

  • I was diagnosed with a rare condition called osteogenesis imperfecta, otherwise known as brittle bone disorder.

    Chicken Soup for The Soul: Extraordinary Teens

  • I was born with a rare bone disease called osteogenesis imperfecta.

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  • Another heart-wrenching, controversial novel by Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care introduces Willow, a smart and charming five-year-old who was born with a brittle bone disease called osteogenesis imperfecta.

    Handle with Care

  • A local practitioner of Chinese medicine was buying a plane ticket in Mr. Chu's office last year when he noticed that the diagram suggested that a condition called osteogenesis imperfecta, which can cause weak bones, might run in the family and could have contributed to Annie's death.

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  • For Dawn Dunlap, everyday tasks can be dangerous, because she was born with a brittle bone disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta, Seavert reported.

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  • It raises several issues, foremost being the birth defect called osteogenesis imperfecta.

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  • Lexie has a genetic condition called osteogenesis imperfecta, which makes her bones very brittle, as well as dwarfism.

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  • She’s got a disease called osteogenesis imperfecta, which means her bones are extremely brittle.

    Handle with Care

  • That’s because, during the course of her short life, she’s suffered over sixty-two broken bones, due to a disease called osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition that Willow’s had since birth and that—her parents allege—should have been diagnosed by the obstetrician early enough to allow for an abortion.

    Handle with Care

  • And since Richard has been having serious stomach trouble for a while (specialists aren't sure whether it's related to the osteogenesis), she decided it was time for a break.

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