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malacia (n.)

"morbid softness of tissue," 1650s, from Latinized form of Greek malakia "softness, delicacy, effeminacy," from malakos "soft," from PIE root *mel- (1) "soft." Related: Malacic.

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Definitions of malacia from WordNet

malacia (n.)
a state of abnormal softening of tissue;
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