MalacosteonMal`a*cos"te*on\, n. [NL., Gr. fr. ? soft + ? bone.] (Med.) A peculiar disease of the bones, in consequence of which they become softened and capable of being bent without breaking.
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|