Relating to, or suffering from, osteomalacia.

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  • osteomalacic — osteomalāˈcial or osteomalacic / lasˈik/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑osteo …   Useful english dictionary

  • osteomalacic — adjective Of or pertaining to osteomalacia …   Wiktionary

  • osteomalacic pelvis — deformity of the pelvis due to absorption by the bones of their calcium salts, as a result of which the bones become soft and so flexible that they may be stretched or pushed together and cause narrowing of the pelvic inlet …   Medical dictionary

  • pseudo-osteomalacic — Marked by pseudo osteomalacia …   Medical dictionary

  • pseudo-osteomalacic pelvis — a deformed pelvis simulating one affected with osteomalacia but resulting from other causes …   Medical dictionary

  • Pelvis — The lower part of the abdomen located between the hip bones. Organs in the female pelvis include the uterus, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder, and rectum. * * * 1. [NA] The massive cup shaped ring of bone, with its ligaments, at the… …   Medical dictionary

  • osteomalacia — osteomalacial, osteomalacic /os tee oh meuh las ik/, adj. /os tee oh meuh lay sheuh, shee euh, see euh/, n. Pathol. a condition characterized by softening of the bones with resultant pain, weakness, and bone fragility, caused by inadequate… …   Universalium

  • bone disease — Introduction  any of the diseases or injuries that affect human bones (bone). Diseases and injuries of bones are major causes of abnormalities of the human skeletal system (skeletal system, human). Although physical injury, causing fracture,… …   Universalium

  • Osteomalacia — Softening of bones, particularly in the sense of bone weakened by demineralization (the loss of mineral) and most notably by the depletion of calcium from bone. Osteomalacia may be caused by poor dietary intake or poor absorption of calcium and… …   Medical dictionary

  • osteomalacia — [ˌɒstɪəʊmə leɪʃɪə] noun Medicine softening of the bones, typically through a deficiency of vitamin D or calcium. Derivatives osteomalacic lasɪk adjective Origin C19: mod. L., from osteo + Gk malakos soft …   English new terms dictionary

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