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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pik'no-dis'os-to'sis

Definition: A condition characterized by short stature, delayed closure of the fontanelles, and hypoplasia of the terminal phalanges. Autosomal recessive inheritance.

Synonym(s): osteopetrosis acroosteolytica

[pykno- + G. dys-, difficult, + osteon, bone, + -osis, condition]

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