[os-tee-oh-muh-ley-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌɒs ti oʊ məˈleɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə, -si ə/

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.
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.


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