Definition of pycnodysostosis in English:

pycnodysostosis

(also pyknodysostosis)

noun

Medicine
  • An inherited (autosomal recessive) disorder in which there is excessive density and fragility of bones, typically resulting in short stature, an enlarged skull with widened sutures, a small jaw, and abnormality of the fingertips.

Origin

1960s. From pycno- + dys- + -ostosis, after French pycnodysostose.

Pronunciation

pycnodysostosis

/ˌpɪknəʊˌdɪsɒˈstəʊsɪs/