marble bone


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Related to marble bone: osteopetrosis

marble bone

An abnormally calcified bone with a spotted appearance on a radiograph. Synonym: ivory bone
See: osteopetrosis
See also: bone
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When a rare and deadly birth defect called "marble bone disease" stuck Black Angus cattle in the 1960s, producers had little alternative but to cull all animals related to affected calves in an effort to get rid of the mutation.