[os-tee-oh-muh-ley-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌɒs ti oʊ məˈleɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə, -si ə/
a condition characterized by softening of the bones with resultant pain, weakness, and bone fragility, caused by inadequate deposition of calcium or vitamin D.
a disease in adults characterized by softening of the bones, resulting from a deficiency of vitamin D and of calcium and phosphorus
osteomalacic os·te·o·ma·la·cic (ŏs’tē-ō-mə-lā’sĭk)
Of, relating to, or characterized by osteomalacia.
osteomalacia os·te·o·ma·la·cia (ŏs’tē-ō-mə-lā’shə, -shē-ə)
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 pelvis
osteomalacic pelvis n. A pelvic deformity in osteomalacia in which the pressure of the trunk on the sacrum and lateral pressure of the femoral heads produce a three-cornered pelvic aperture while the pubic bone becomes beak-shaped. Also called beaked pelvis.
- Osteoma medullare
osteoma medullare osteoma med·ul·lar·e (měd’ə-lâr’ē) n. An osteoma containing spaces filled with various elements of bone marrow.
- Osteoma spongiosum
osteoma spongiosum osteoma spon·gi·o·sum (spŏn’jē-ō’səm, spŭn’-) n. A spongy osteoma primarily of cancellous bone tissue.
osteomatoid os·te·o·ma·toid (ŏs’tē-ō’mə-toid’) n. An abnormal nodule or small overgrowth of bone, usually occurring bilaterally and symmetrically in juxtaepiphysial regions.