Meaning of OSTEOMALACIA in English

OSTEOMALACIA

[ ˌɒstɪəʊmə'leɪʃɪə ]

■ noun Medicine softening of the bones, typically through a deficiency of vitamin D or calcium.

Derivatives

osteomalacic -'lasɪk adjective

Origin

C19: mod. L., from osteo- + Gk malakos 'soft'.

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