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División en sílabas: os·te·o·ma·la·cia
Pronunciación: /ˌästēōməˈlāSH(ē)ə

Definición de osteomalacia en inglés:


Softening of the bones, typically through a deficiency of vitamin D or calcium.
Example sentences
  • Osteoarthritis, osteomalacia, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and other arthritic conditions may increase the risk of problems originating from surgical positioning.
  • If blood levels of calcium fall then calcium is withdrawn from bone, resulting in osteomalacia and osteoporosis.
  • Vitamin D deficiency can lead to bone disease: osteomalacia in adults, rickets in infants and children.


early 19th century: modern Latin, from osteo- 'bone' + Greek malakos 'soft'.



Example sentences
  • A study on osteomalacic myopathy in women found that muscle strength returned to normal (except in maximal voluntary contraction) after six months' treatment.
  • Frank rickets or osteomalacic myopathy are only occasionally seen, usually in those already predisposed to metabolic bone disease.

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