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malacia

 [mal-la´she-ah]
softening of a part or tissue related to a disease or other abnormal condition.
tracheal malacia tracheomalacia.
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ma·la·ci·a

(mă-lā'shē-ă),
A softening or loss of consistency and contiguity in any of the organs or tissues. Also used as a combining form in the suffix position. Synonym(s): mollities (2)
Synonym(s): malacosis
[G. malakia, a softness]
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ma·la·ci·a

(mă-lā'shē-ă)
A softening or loss of consistency and contiguity in any of the organs or tissues. Also used as a combining form in the suffix position.
Synonym(s): mollities (2) , malacosis.
[G. malakia, a softness]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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