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malacia

[mə′lāsh·ə]
(medicine)
Abnormal softening of tissues of an organ or other body structure.
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The market softening was interrupted by the one-two-three punch of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, which slowed the turning market.
I do not believe that the passage of Proposition 215 is a signal that the public's attitude toward drugs is softening.
Best anticipates that the future financial performance of syndicate 2147 will benefit from hardening rates in 2006 in its property classes and reduced exposure to some liability classes where rates are softening.
The outlook is largely driven by issues unique to the Canadian companies, such as the historical dependence on investment income and softening market conditions.
Partially offsetting these positive factors is ACEAU's increasing exposure to long-tailed risks, softening premium rates and intense market competition.
Partially offsetting these positive factors is ACENZ's exposure to catastrophic perils, softening premium rates and intense market competition.
The key question examined in the "Q-Series" report is whether this slowdown is due to a softening economic environment, whether outsourcing to China/Asia has slowed, or whether China's gain in manufacturing has been detrimental to other exporting countries, in effect, offering a zero-sum game.
the total softening plant must be placed in the existing softening building and in a new building called "kalkpillebygning" next to this.
The phrase Caves of ice appears twice in the poem, and we have detected the softening effect in both instances for both readers.
Paul, MN, has patented a method of conditioning and softening fabrics that is comprised of washing the fabrics in a detergent with a pH range of about 7 to about 14; contacting the fabrics with a fabric softening composition comprised from a quaternary amidoamine softening agent; contacting the fabrics with a softening booster composition comprising a sucrose fatty acid ester; and drying the fabrics.
UK BEAUTY SCOTTISH HAIR AND BEAUTY AWARDS MAKE-UP SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR SOCK IT TO 'EM BLISS BLI SOFTENING SOCKS SOCK PS39 OK, I am going to sock it to you.
a color and additive masterbatch supplier to the nonwoven industry, unveiled its mBrace softening additive at the RISE Conference in Colorado.