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

First Known Use of osteomalacia

1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

Other words from osteomalacia

osteomalacic \-ˈlā-sik \ adjective

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