noun, plural: osteopetroses
There are three major types of osteopetrosis:
- Osteopetrosis, autosomal recessive; malignant infantile type
- Osteopetrosis, autosomal dominant; adult type
- Osteopetrosis, mild autosomal recessive; intermediate type
Word origin: Greek word "osteo", meaning "of the bone" + petrō-, var. s. of petroûn to turn to stone + -sis.
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