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Meaning of "osteomalacia" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OSTEOMALACIA

From New Latin, from osteo- + Greek malakia softness.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OSTEOMALACIA

osteomalacia  [ˌɒstɪəʊməˈleɪʃɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OSTEOMALACIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Osteomalacia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OSTEOMALACIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Osteomalacia

Osteomalacia is the softening of the bones caused by defective bone mineralization secondary to inadequate amounts of available phosphorus and calcium, or because of overactive resorption of calcium from the bone as a result of hyperparathyroidism. Osteomalacia in children is known as rickets, and because of this, use of the term osteomalacia is often restricted to the milder, adult form of the disease. It may show signs as diffuse body pains, muscle weakness, and fragility of the bones. The most common cause of the disease is a deficiency in vitamin D, which is normally obtained from the diet and/or from sunlight exposure.

Definition of osteomalacia in the English dictionary

The definition of osteomalacia in the dictionary is a disease in adults characterized by softening of the bones, resulting from a deficiency of vitamin D and of calcium and phosphorus.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OSTEOMALACIA


adventitia
ˌædvɛnˈtɪʃɪə
apositia
ˌæpəˈsɪʃɪə
Cilicia
sɪˈlɪʃɪə
comitia
kəˈmɪʃɪə
echinacea
ˌɛkɪˈneɪʃɪə
episcia
ɪˈpɪʃɪə
facia
ˈfeɪʃɪə
fascia
ˈfeɪʃɪə
felicia
fəˈlɪʃɪə
Galicia
ɡəˈlɪʃɪə
Hypatia
haɪˈpeɪʃɪə
indicia
ɪnˈdɪʃɪə
Lusatia
luːˈseɪʃɪə
malacia
məˈleɪʃɪə
notitia
nəʊˈtɪʃɪə
pancratia
pænˈkreɪʃɪə
Phoenicia
fəˈnɪʃɪə
Sarmatia
sɑːˈmeɪʃɪə
scleromalacia
ˌsklɪərəʊməˈleɪʃɪə
solatia
səʊˈleɪʃɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OSTEOMALACIA

osteogenic
osteogenous
osteogeny
osteography
osteoid
osteological
osteologically
osteologist
osteology
osteoma
osteomalacial
osteomalacic
osteomata
osteomyelitis
osteopath
osteopathic
osteopathically
osteopathist
osteopathy
osteopetrosis

WORDS THAT END LIKE OSTEOMALACIA

acacia
alopecia
audiencia
boccia
Brescia
Cappadocia
Dacia
estancia
false acacia
focaccia
Fredericia
gum acacia
Mercia
Murcia
Palencia
Quercia
Resistencia
rose acacia
Saint Lucia
Valencia

Synonyms and antonyms of osteomalacia in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «osteomalacia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OSTEOMALACIA

Find out the translation of osteomalacia to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of osteomalacia from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «osteomalacia» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

骨软化症
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

osteomalacia
570 millions of speakers

English

osteomalacia
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अस्थिमृदुता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لين العظام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

остеомаляция
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

osteomalacia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

osteomalacia
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ostéomalacie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Osteomalacia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Osteomalazie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

骨軟化症
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

골연화증
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Osteomalacia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

loãng xương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எலும்புமெலிவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑस्टोमॅलॅलिस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kemik yumuşaması
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

osteomalacia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

osteomalacji
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

остеомаляція
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

osteomalacie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οστεομαλακία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

osteomalasie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

osteomalaci
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

osteomalasi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of osteomalacia

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OSTEOMALACIA»

The term «osteomalacia» is regularly used and occupies the 69.559 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OSTEOMALACIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about osteomalacia

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OSTEOMALACIA»

Discover the use of osteomalacia in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to osteomalacia and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Principles and Practice of Endocrinology and Metabolism
this distance averages ~1 um per day.3 In osteomalacia, the distance is reduced. In some patients with osteomalacia, mineralization of the skeleton is so abnormal that only a single ill-defined band of fluorescence can be discerned.
Kenneth L. Becker, 2001
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Renal and Electrolyte Disorders
The exact cause of osteomalacia in patients with renal tubular acidosis is not entirely clear. Another possible mechanism of osteomalacia in Fanconi syndrome is vitamin D deficiency caused by failure to absorb vitamin D bound to a protein ...
Robert W. Schrier, 2010
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Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States
This form of osteomalacia is commonly referred to as vitamin D–resistant rickets, and often is a familial disorder.4 It is inherited as an X-linked dominant gene passed by mothers to one half of their children and by fathers to their daughters only.
Carol Porth, 2011
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Orthopaedic Pathology
CHAPTER / — \ 3 V J INTRODUCTION Tissue Pathologic Features of Metabolic Bone Disease Bone Biopsy Protocol for Evaluating Osteoporosis and Osteomalacia Undecalcified Sectioning Histomorphometry OSTEOPOROSIS Risk Factors ...
Vincent J. Vigorita, 2008
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Imaging of Arthritis and Metabolic Bone Disease
Park YK, Unni KK, Beabout JW et al: Oncogenic osteomalacia: a clinicopathologic study of 17 bone lesions, J Korean Med Sci 9:289-298, 1994. 12. Aschinberg LC, Solomon LM, Zeis PM et al: Vitamin D resistant rickets associated with ...
Barbara N. W. Weissman, 2009
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Porth Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States
Osteomalacia often is seen in countries in which vitamin D is not added to dietary items, such as in northern China, Japan, and northern India. Women in these areas have a higher incidence of the disorder than men because of the combined  ...
Charlotte Pooler, 2009
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The Essential Massage Companion: Everything You Need to Know ...
Osteomalacia involves a softening of the bones due to deficiency of vitamin D in the bones. The childhood form of this is called rickets. This can be due to inadequate absorption or metabolism of vitamin D, inadequate sunlight, phosphates in ...
Bryan A. Born, 2005
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Imaging of Bone Tumors and Tumor-Like Lesions: Techniques ...
30.1.2 Osteomalacia Osteomalacia is a disorder of inadequate mineralization of osteoid, organic bone matrix. Since osteoid is mineralized to bone through deposition of crystals composed of calcium and phosphate, long-standing deficiency of ...
A. Mark Davies, Murali Sundaram, Steven J. James, 2009
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Orthopedic Nursing Secrets
What are osteomalacia and rickets? Osteomalacia is the abnormal softening of bones as a result of lack of calcium or phosphorous in the bone matrix (osteoid). In children, the disease is called rickets, and the osteoid is affected at the growth  ...
Michael E. Zychowicz, 2003
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Rickets: Including Osteomalacia and Tetany
This book includes an important history and bibliography on the subject of rickets.
Alfred Fabian Hess, 1929

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OSTEOMALACIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term osteomalacia is used in the context of the following news items.
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Vitamin D deficiency in UK population offers fortification opportunities
SACN also found that musculoskeletal health (based on rickets, osteomalacia – soft bones due to vitamin D insufficiency – falls and muscle ... «FoodManufacture.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Down south vacations, vitamin D, and you
... without vitamin D. Too little of it for too long can lead to osteomalacia, a bone condition with many of the same symptoms as osteoporosis. «Waterloo Record, Jul 15»
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Balancing calcium is important to a growing body
In adults this same calcium deficiency can cause a bone malformation called osteomalacia. Another calcium deficiency ailment, osteoporosis, ... «The Philadelphia Tribune, Jul 15»
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Deadly deficiencies
... K Siddharth visited a city-based orthopaedic doctor only to find, much to his horror, that osteomalacia (softening of bones) had set in. «Times of India, Jul 15»
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New stem cell therapy counters the effects of osteoporosis in mice
... the lower dosage of PGDFB resulted in no observed decreases in bone mineral density due to osteomalacia or hyperparathyroidism. «Medical Xpress, Jul 15»
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Overly restrictive sun exposure warnings pose health risk, says new …
Low levels are linked to bone conditions such as rickets in children and osteomalacia and osteoporosis in adults. In Canada, vitamin D from ... «NorthumberlandView.ca, Jul 15»
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Endocrinology Expert Appointed to Editorial Board for Diabetes Care
... won an award for his case report titled “Severe Hypocalcaemia After Single Dose of Denosumab in a Patient with Osteomalacia Secondary to ... «UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences News, Jul 15»
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Ultragenyx Releases Positive Interim 40-Week Bone Treatment Data …
KRN23 is also being developed for tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO), a disease characterized by typically benign tumors that produce excess ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
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USC academic earns international award for cancer research
“Vitamin D plays an essential role in maintaining bone health, with deficiency causing osteomalacia in adults and rickets in children. «My Sunshine Coast, Jul 15»
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Malnutrition during pregnancy risks child's health
Additionally, tooth decay and osteomalacia (softening of the bones) are also frequently seen during pregnancy and in women who give birth ... «Daily Sabah, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Osteomalacia [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/osteomalacia>. Jan 2020 ».
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