osteogenesis imperfecta

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osteogenesis imperfecta

[¦äs·tē·ō′jen·ə·səs ‚im·pər′fek·tə]
(medicine)
A disease inherited as an autosomal dominant and characterized by hypoplasia of osteoid tissue and collagen, resulting in bone fractures.
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