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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).]
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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
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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.
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osteomalacia

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

A group of disorders caused by lack of vitamin D. With insufficient minerals, bones soften and weaken. Weightbearing bones may bend or fracture.
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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)
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Translations

osteomalacia

[ˌɒstɪəʊməˈleɪʃɪə] Nosteomalacia f
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osteomalacia

n osteomalacia
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References in periodicals archive ?
Each of the osteomalacic conditions listed in the Table as being associated with FGF23 has elevated FGF23 concentrations which are believed to be responsible for the hypophosphataemia and inappropriately normal or suppressed [1,25-(OH).sub.2]D concentrations, yet there remain a number of unanswered questions in these diseases relating to the mechanisms of FGF23 control and its role in the bone disease.
The best characterized example of intoxication of a large population by environmental exposure to cadmium is itai-itai-byo or "ouch-ouch" disease, so named because of the crippling and painful osteomalacic component.
In the Middenbeemster sample no individuals were identified as osteomalacic. This does not, however, mean that adults were necessarily free from periodic vitamin D deficiencies (Veselka et al.