Defective bone formation. SYN: dysostosis. [dys- + G. osteon, bone, + genesis, production]

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dys·os·teo·gen·e·sis (dis-os″te-o-jenґə-sis) defective bone formation; dysostosis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • dysostosis — SYN: dysosteogenesis. [dys + G. osteon, bone, + osis, condition] acrofacial d. mandibulofacial d. associated with malformations of the extremities such as defective radius and thumbs, and radioulnar synostosis. SEE ALSO: Treacher Collins syndrome …   Medical dictionary

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