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[im-per-fek-tuh] /ˌɪm pərˈfɛk tə/

noun, Pathology.
a rare hereditary disease in which abnormal connective tissue development leads to fragile bones subject to fracture.
a hereditary disease caused by a collagen abnormality, causing fragility of the skeleton which results in fractures and deformities Also called brittle bone syndrome

osteogenesis imperfecta osteogenesis im·per·fec·ta (ĭm’pər-fěk’tə)
A hereditary disease marked by abnormal fragility and plasticity of bone, with recurring fractures resulting from minimal trauma, deformity of long bones, a bluish coloration of the sclerae, and often the development of otosclerosis. Also called brittle bones.
osteogenesis imperfecta
(ŏs’tē-ə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs ĭm’pər-fěk’tə)
A hereditary disease characterized by abnormally brittle, easily fractured bones.


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