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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.

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]

malacia

/ma·la·cia/ (mah-la´shah) morbid softening or softness of a part or tissue.

malacia

[məlā′shə]
Etymology: Gk, malakia, softness
1 a morbid softening or sponginess in any part or any tissue of the body.
2 a craving for spicy foods, such as mustard, hot peppers, or pickles. malacic, adj.

malacia

An obsolete term for a pathologic state of tissue softening, typified by necrosis; the term survives only in the root form, -malacia (e.g., osteomalacia).

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]

malacia

morbid softening or softness of a part or tissue; also used as a word termination, as in osteomalacia, encephalomalacia, myelomalacia.