osteomalacic

osteomalacia

[os-tee-oh-muh-ley-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh]
noun Pathology.
a condition characterized by softening of the bones with resultant pain, weakness, and bone fragility, caused by inadequate deposition of calcium or vitamin D.

Origin:
1815–25; < Neo-Latin; see osteo-, malacia

osteomalacial, osteomalacic [os-tee-oh-muh-las-ik] , adjective
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osteomalacia (ˌɒstɪəʊməˈleɪʃɪə)
 
n
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]
 
osteoma'lacial
 
adj
 
osteomalacic
 
adj

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osteomalacia os·te·o·ma·la·cia (ŏs'tē-ō-mə-lā'shə, -shē-ə)
n.
A disease occurring primarily in adults that results from a deficiency in vitamin D or calcium and is characterized by a softening of the bones with accompanying pain and weakness. Also called adult rickets, late rickets.

osteomalacic os·te·o·ma·la·cic (ŏs'tē-ō-mə-lā'sĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characterized by osteomalacia.

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