brittle bones

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

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brittle bone disease or brittle bones noun
1. An inherited disease, osteogenesis imperfecta, characterized by abnormal fragility of the bones
2. Osteoporosis (non-standard)
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Main Entry:brittle

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