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a combining form meaning “soft,” used in the formation of compound words: malacopterygian.
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Origin of malaco-

<Greek malako-, combining form of malakós
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British Dictionary definitions for malaco-

malaco-

before a vowel malac-


combining form
denoting softnessmalacology; malacostracan

Word Origin for malaco-

from Greek malakos
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