a bone disease characterized by a softening of the bones, resulting from deficient bone calcification
Origin of osteomalaciaModern Latin ; from osteo- + malacia, a softening of tissue ; from Classical Greek malakia, softness ; from malakos, soft: see malaco-
A bone disease in adults analogous to rickets in children, marked by bone demineralization caused by impaired metabolism or deficiency of vitamin D or phosphorus.
Origin of osteomalaciaNew Latin : osteo– + Greek malakia, softness (from malakos, soft; see mel-1 in Indo-European roots).
osteo- +"Ž malacia