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Meaning of OSTEOMALACIA

Pronunciation:  `âsteeowmu'leyshu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D
 

OSTEOMALACIA is a 12 letter word that starts with O.

 

 See Also: demineralisation, demineralization, malacia

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Os`te*o*ma*la"ci*a\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? bone + ?
softness.] (Med.)
A disease of the bones, in which they lose their earthy
material, and become soft, flexible, and distorted. Also
called {malacia}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Osteomalacia is the condition of "softening of the bone" in which there is an abundance of organic matrix of the bone (osteoid), but it is poorly calcified.
 

 

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