Definition of mollescent in English:

mollescent

adjective

Medicine
  • That has become, or tends to become, soft.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Cooper (1780–1848), surgeon and writer. From classical Latin mollēscent-, mollēscēns, present participle of mollēscere to become soft from mollis soft + -ēscere.

Pronunciation

mollescent

/məˈlɛsnt/