malacia

noun
ma·​la·​cia | \ mə-ˈlā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce malacia (audio) \

Medical Definition of malacia

: abnormal softening of a tissue often used in combination osteomalacia

Other Words from malacia

malacic \ -​sik How to pronounce malacic (audio) \ adjective

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“Malacia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/malacia. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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