Malacia definition

(medicine) Used to denote an abnormal "softening of the tissues"; malacia.
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(medicine) An abnormal craving for certain types of food. [from 17th c.]
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(pathology) Abnormal softening of organs or tissues of the human body. [from 19th c.]
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
malacia
Plural:
malacias

Origin of malacia

  • From Latin malacia, from Ancient Greek μαλακία (malakía, “softness, sickness”).

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