noun Pathology.

  1. softening, or loss of consistency, of an organ or tissue.
  2. an abnormal craving for highly spiced food.


  1. the pathological softening of an organ or tissue, such as bone

n.from Latin malacia “a calm at sea,” from Greek malakia “softness, delicacy, effeminacy,” from malakos “soft” (see mallet). n.

  1. A softening or loss of consistency in any of the organs or tissues.malacosis mollities
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