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ra·chi·tis

 (rə-kī′tĭs)
n.

[New Latin rachītis, inflammation of the spine (adopted because of its similarity in sound to rickets), from Late Greek rhakhītis : Greek rhakhis, spine + Greek -ītis, -itis.]

ra·chit′ic (-kĭt′ĭk) adj.

rachitis

(rəˈkaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol another name for rickets
[C18: New Latin, from Greek rhakitis; see rachis]
rachitic adj

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rachitis - inflammation of the vertebral column
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
2.rachitis - childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorusrachitis - 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
rakiitti

rachitis

n (Med) → Rachitis f

rach·i·tism

, rhachitis, rachitis
n. raquitismo, enfermedad por deficiencia que afecta el desarrollo óseo en los adolescentes, causada por falta de calcio, fósforo y vitamina D.
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tripartita are widely used in the treatment of catarrhal rhinitis, angina, acute respiratory infection, and as an anti-inflammatory in colitis, gout, and rachitis (Sokolov 2000).
Strontium has been associated with the development of rachitis (14) and more recently with the development of osteomalacia in both rats and humans (15,16).