Definition of

Malacia

  1. (noun, state) a state of abnormal softening of tissue

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Alternate forms of Malacia

Hyponyms: osteomalacia

Hypernyms: pathology

Origin of the word Malacia

  1. from L. malacia, from Gk. malakia "softness," from malakes "soft." more

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