osteomalacia

noun os·te·o·ma·la·cia \ ˌä-stē-ō-mə-ˈlā-sh(ē-)ə \

Definition of osteomalacia

: a disease of adults that is characterized by softening of the bones and is analogous to rickets in the young

Origin and Etymology of osteomalacia

New Latin, from oste- + Greek malakia softness, from malakos soft — more at mollify


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osteomalacia

noun os·teo·ma·la·cia \ ˌäs-tē-ō-mə-ˈlā-sh(ē-)ə \

medical Definition of osteomalacia

: a disease of adults that is characterized by softening of the bones and is analogous to rickets in the young

osteomalacic

play \-ˈlā-sik\ adjective

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