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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
Words nearby malaco-
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British Dictionary definitions for malaco-
before a vowel malac-
denoting softnessmalacology; malacostracan
Word Origin for malaco-
from Greek malakos
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