marble bones disease

noun
an inherited disorder characterized by an increase in bone density; in severe forms the bone marrow cavity may be obliterated
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  • Albers-Schonberg disease — noun an inherited disorder characterized by an increase in bone density; in severe forms the bone marrow cavity may be obliterated • Syn: ↑osteopetrosis, ↑marble bones disease • Hypernyms: ↑genetic disease, ↑genetic disorder, ↑genetic abnormality …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Osteopetrosis — Thickening of the bones which become abnormally dense due an inherited defect in bone resorption the process in which old bone is broken down and removed so that new bone can be added to the skeleton. Osteoclasts are the cells responsible for… …   Medical dictionary

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