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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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  • n. a state of abnormal softening of tissue


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



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