Definition of osteopetrosis in US English:

osteopetrosis

noun

Medicine
  • Any of a group of inherited disorders (in humans and other mammals) characterized by thickening of the bones due to defective bone resorption by osteoclasts. Also: a proliferative bone disorder caused by retroviral infection (avian leukosis complex) in birds.

Origin

1920s. From osteo- + ancient Greek πέτρα rock + -osis.

Pronunciation

osteopetrosis

/ˌɒstɪəʊpɪˈtrəʊsɪs/