Definition of mollities in English:


Pronunciation /məˈlɪʃɪiːz/


  • Abnormal softening or softness of a part or organ. Chiefly in scientific Latin compounds. "mollities cerebri" noun Obsolete softening of cerebral tissue; encephalomalacia. "mollities ossium" noun now historical any of various conditions causing softening (demineralization) or destruction of bone, as rickets, osteomalacia, myelomatosis, etc.; an instance or case of such softening.


Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin mollitiēs (sometimes written molliciēs; also mollitia) softness, effeminacy, submission to anal intercourse from mollis soft + -itiēs, variant of -itia.