Rachitis tarda

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rachitis tarda --> osteomalacia

(Science: pathology) A condition marked by softening of the bones (due to impaired mineralisation, with excess accumulation of osteoid), with pain, tenderness, muscular weakness, anorexia and loss of weight, resulting from deficiency of vitamin D and calcium.

Origin: Gr. Malakia = softness