Meaning of OSTEOMALACIA in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌäs-tē-ō-mə-ˈlā-sh(ē-)ə ]


Etymology: New Latin, from oste- + Greek malakia softness, from malakos soft — more at mollify

Date: circa 1834

: a disease of adults that is characterized by softening of the bones and is analogous to rickets in the young

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