Definition of myelomalacia in English:

myelomalacia

noun

  • Softening of the spinal cord, often associated with ischaemia (reduced blood supply) or compression of the cord.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robley Dunglison (1798–1869), physician and medical writer. From myelo- + -malacia.

Pronunciation

myelomalacia

/ˌmʌɪələ(ʊ)məˈleɪʃ(ɪ)ə/