malacia


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malacia

[mə′lāsh·ə]
(medicine)
Abnormal softening of tissues of an organ or other body structure.
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Coalescing foci of hemorrhage and malacia were observed in the caudal brainstem and were associated with small multinucleated (1 x 1 [micro]m) parasites forming plasmodia-like structures 10-20 L m in diameter (Figure).
He was diagnosed with bronchial malacia and tracheomalacia so he had a tracheostomy fitted and a gastro tube for feeding.