See also: -malacia

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

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malacia (plural malacias)

  1. (medicine) An abnormal craving for certain types of food. [from 17th c.]
  2. (pathology) Abnormal softening of organs or tissues of the human body. [from 19th c.]
    • 1860, Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow, Cellular Pathology as Based Upon Physiological and Pathological Histology, page 318:
      As soon, namely, as a process of this sort sets in in a compound organ, as for example, a muscle, a palpable myo-malacia is certainly produced when all the muscular elements at a given point are at once affected; but it happens far more frequently that, in the course of a muscle, only a comparatively small number of primitive fasciculi are affected, whilst the others remain almost intact.

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EtymologyEdit

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

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malacia f (plural malacie)

  1. (pathology) malacia

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