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os·te·o·ma·la·cia

 (ŏs′tē-ō-mə-lā′shə, -shē-ə)
n.
A bone disease in adults analogous to rickets in children, marked by bone demineralization caused by impaired metabolism or deficiency of vitamin D or phosphorus.

[New Latin : osteo- + Greek malakiā, softness (from malakos, soft; see mel- in Indo-European roots).]

osteomalacia

(ˌɒstɪəʊməˈleɪʃɪə)
n
(Pathology) a disease in adults characterized by softening of the bones, resulting from a deficiency of vitamin D and of calcium and phosphorus
[C19: from New Latin, from osteo- + Greek malakia softness]
ˌosteomaˈlacial, osteomalacic adj

os•te•o•ma•la•cia

(ˌɒs ti oʊ məˈleɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə)

n.
a condition characterized by softening of the bones with resultant pain, weakness, and bone fragility.
[1815–25]
os`te•o•ma•la′cial, adj.

osteomalacia

softening of the bones resulting from malnutrition and the consequent loss of essential salts from the bones.
See also: Bones

osteomalacia

A group of disorders caused by lack of vitamin D. With insufficient minerals, bones soften and weaken. Weightbearing bones may bend or fracture.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.osteomalacia - abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D
malacia - a state of abnormal softening of tissue
demineralisation, demineralization - abnormal loss of mineral salts (especially from bone)
Translations

osteomalacia

[ˌɒstɪəʊməˈleɪʃɪə] Nosteomalacia f

osteomalacia

n osteomalacia