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Princeton's WordNet

  1. osteopetrosis, Albers-Schonberg disease, marble bones diseasenoun

    an inherited disorder characterized by an increase in bone density; in severe forms the bone marrow cavity may be obliterated


  1. osteopetrosisnoun

    A rare hereditary disorder characterized by hard, dense bones.


  1. osteopetrosis

    Osteopetrosis is a rare inherited genetic disorder characterized by increased bone density due to the inability of the body to break down and reabsorb bone. The excessive bone disrupts the creation of normal marrow space which can lead to a variety of health issues such as bone fragility, impaired skeletal growth, hematological complications, cranial nerve compression and other issues. This condition is also known as 'marble bone disease' because the bones can appear marble-like on X-rays.


  1. Osteopetrosis

    Osteopetrosis, literally "stone bone", also known as marble bone disease and Albers-Schonberg disease is an extremely rare inherited disorder whereby the bones harden, becoming denser, in contrast to more prevalent conditions like osteoporosis, in which the bones become less dense and more brittle, or osteomalacia, in which the bones soften. Osteopetrosis can cause bones to dissolve and break. It can cause osteosclerosis. The cause of the disease is understood to be malfunctioning osteoclasts.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Osteopetrosis

    Excessive formation of dense trabecular bone leading to pathological fractures; OSTEITIS; SPLENOMEGALY with infarct; ANEMIA; and extramedullary hemopoiesis (HEMATOPOIESIS, EXTRAMEDULLARY).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of osteopetrosis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of osteopetrosis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    A greedy
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