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OSTEOMALACIA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does osteomalacia mean? 

OSTEOMALACIA (noun)
  The noun OSTEOMALACIA has 1 sense:

1. abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D

  Familiarity information: OSTEOMALACIA used as a noun is very rare.


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OSTEOMALACIA (noun)


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Meaning:

Abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("osteomalacia" is a kind of...):

malacia (a state of abnormal softening of tissue)

Meronyms (parts of "osteomalacia"):

demineralisation; demineralization (abnormal loss of mineral salts (especially from bone))


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