Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Morbid softness of any tissue: usually in composition: as, myomalacia, osteomalacia.
  • noun A longing for some special article of food; specifically, a depraved appetite.

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  • noun a state of abnormal softening of tissue

Etymologies

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From Latin malacia, from Ancient Greek μαλακία (malakía, "softness; sickness").

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