from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A genetic disease marked by abnormal fragility and plasticity of bone, with recurring fractures resulting from minimal trauma.
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- noun pathology a
hereditary diseasecharacterized by brittle bonesthat easily fracture
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- noun autosomal dominant disorder of connective tissue characterized by brittle bones that fracture easily
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin : osteogenesis + Latin imperfecta, feminine of imperfectus, incomplete.]
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