[os-tee-oh-muh-ley-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh]
a condition characterized by softening of the bones with resultant pain, weakness, and bone fragility, caused by inadequate deposition of calcium or vitamin D.
- osteoma medullare,
- osteoma spongiosum,
- osteomalacic pelvis,
Origin of osteomalacia
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a disease in adults characterized by softening of the bones, resulting from a deficiency of vitamin D and of calcium and phosphorus
Word Origin for osteomalacia
C19: from New Latin, from osteo- + Greek malakia softness
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Of, relating to, or characterized by osteomalacia.
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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