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osteomalacia

[os-tee-oh-muh-ley-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a condition characterized by softening of the bones with resultant pain, weakness, and bone fragility, caused by inadequate deposition of calcium or vitamin D.

Origin of osteomalacia

From New Latin, dating back to 1815–25; see origin at osteo-, malacia
Related formsos·te·o·ma·la·cial, os·te·o·ma·lac·ic [os-tee-oh-muh-las-ik] /ˌɒs ti oʊ məˈlæs ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for osteomalacic

osteomalacia

noun
  1. a disease in adults characterized by softening of the bones, resulting from a deficiency of vitamin D and of calcium and phosphorus
Derived Formsosteomalacial or osteomalacic (ˌɒstɪəʊməˈlæsɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from osteo- + Greek malakia softness
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osteomalacic in Medicine

osteomalacic

(ŏs′tē-ō-mə-lāsĭk)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or characterized by osteomalacia.

osteomalacia

(ŏs′tē-ō-mə-lāshə)
n.
  1. A bone disease characterized by bone demineralization due to deficiency or impaired metabolism of vitamin D or phosphates. adult rickets late rickets
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