rickets

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rick·ets

 (rĭk′ĭts)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A bone disease of children marked by bone demineralization and defective bone growth, caused usually by a deficiency of or an impaired metabolism of vitamin D. Also called rachitis.

[Origin unknown.]

rickets

(ˈrɪkɪts)
n
(Pathology) (functioning as singular or plural) pathol a disease mainly of children, characterized by softening of developing bone, and hence bow legs, malnutrition, and enlargement of the liver and spleen, caused by a deficiency of vitamin D
[C17: of unknown origin]

rick•ets

(ˈrɪk ɪts)

n.
(used with a sing. v.) a childhood disease in which the bones soften from an inadequate intake of vitamin D and insufficient exposure to sunlight.
[1635–45; orig. uncertain]

rick·ets

(rĭk′ĭts)
A bone disorder in children that is caused by lack of vitamin D, either in the diet or from lack of exposure to sunlight. In a child with rickets, the bones do not grow properly and become soft and misshapen.

rickets

The disease of osteomalacia in children. Growing bones cannot calcify due to lack of nutrients, so their ends become visibly enlarged.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rickets - childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorusrickets - childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus
avitaminosis, hypovitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins
Translations

rickets

[ˈrɪkɪts] NSINGraquitismo m

rickets

[ˈrɪkɪts] nrachitisme m

rickets

n singRachitis f, → die englische Krankheit

rickets

[ˈrɪkɪts] nsgrachitismo

rick·ets

n. raquitismo. V.: rachitism

rickets

n raquitismo