Definition of brittle bone disease in US English:

brittle bone disease

noun

Medicine
  • 1

    another term for osteogenesis imperfecta
    • ‘Small Bones is charity which aims to help children with scoliosis, brittle bone disease and rheumatoid arthritis.’
    • ‘The boy was eventually found to be severely allergic, the girl to have the skin condition Schamberg's disease and injuries from her bicycle, and the baby to have brittle bone disease.’
    • ‘These include osteopenia (a milder form of bone loss), brittle bone disease, and osteomalacia (vitamin D deficiency).’
    • ‘We all hear a lot about this brittle bone disease, but who actually gets it and why?’
    • ‘Researchers at the Karolinska Institute researchers stressed that stem cell therapy was not a cure for OI, or brittle bone disease.’
  • 2

    another term for osteoporosis

Pronunciation

brittle bone disease

/ˈbrɪdl boʊn dəˈziz/