\malˈe͡ɪʃə], \malˈeɪʃə], \m_a_l_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə]\
Definitions of MALACIA
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
A depravation of taste, in which an almost universal loathing is combined with an exclusive longing for some particular article of food. If the patient desires substances that are noxious or not eatable, it constitutes Pica, Pissosis, Pittosis, Heterorexia, Heterorrhexia, Cissa, Cittosis, Citta, Limosis Pica, Allotriophagia, Picacismums, Picatio, Depraved appetite, (F.) Envie. These symptoms accompany several nervous affections,- those of females in particular. In pregnancy it is common, and is termed Longing.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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