Definition of Malacia

1. Noun. A state of abnormal softening of tissue.

Generic synonyms: Pathology
Specialized synonyms: Osteomalacia



Definition of Malacia

1. Noun. (pathology) softening of organs or tissues of the human body. ¹

2. Noun. A craving for highly seasoned or spiced food. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Malacia

1. a pathological softening of tissue [n -S]

Medical Definition of Malacia

1. Means softening. Osteomalacia is thus softening of bone (due to deficiency of calcium and vitamin d). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malacia

mala fide
malabar
malabathrum
malabsorption
malabsorption syndrome
malabsorption syndromes
malabsorptions
malacatune
malacatunes
malacca
malacca cane
malaccas
malachite
malachite green
malachites
malacia (current term)
malacias
malacic
malacissant
malacissation
malacissations
malaco-
malacobdella
malacoderm
malacoderms
malacofauna
malacofaunal
malacolite
malacolites
malacological

Literary usage of Malacia

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1. A Practical Treatise on Disease in Children by Eustace Smith (1889)
"In osteo-malacia softening is the consequence of a removal of the earthy ... The disease, however, was judged to be osteo-malacia on the ground that, ..."

2. A treatise on the theory and practice of medicine by John Syer Bristowe (1880)
"The symptoms of osteo-malacia, like those of rickets, are often very insidious; ... The progress of osteo-malacia is chronic; cases have been met with in ..."

3. Medico-Chirurgical Transactions by Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (1862)
"A CASE OP OSTEO-malacia. ... original information that has been contributed by English authors concerning that rare and formidable disease, osteo-malacia. ..."

4. A Theoretical and practical treatise on midwifery by Pierre Cazeaux (1857)
"... since the shock of vomiting has often produced abortion. ยง 2. PICA, OR malacia. Pica, or malacia, frequently accompanies the affection just described. ..."

5. Diseases of the Digestive Organs in Infancy and Childhood: With Chapters on by Louis Starr (1901)
"So it is with the gastro-malacia ol children. It is the result of exhausting disease of any kind, and is virtually, if not literally, a post-mortem change. ..."

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