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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
References in classic literature ?
At any rate he was wretchedly sick and undersized; he had the rickets, and though he was over three years old, he was no bigger than an ordinary child of one.
For how was it possible to believe that those large brown protuberant eyes in Silas Marner's pale face really saw nothing very distinctly that was not close to them, and not rather that their dreadful stare could dart cramp, or rickets, or a wry mouth at any boy who happened to be in the rear?
We work with many experts in this field and have been aware for a long time that cases of rickets and other bone diseases are on the rise.
She was found to have been suffering from rickets - the first time the condition has been identified in a Neolithic skeleton, making it the earliest case of the disease in the UK.
ASTAGGERING 250,000 people in Birmingham are not getting enough Vitamin D - a statistic linked to the return of Victorian childhood illness rickets to the city.
Under-fours may be handed vitamin D supplements amid government concerns over the return of rickets, a disease virtually eradicated during the Second World War.
Total quantity or scope: Vitamin D3 supplements to rickets, with and without fluoride, about 19,500 drums of 900 tablets.
In 1981 he obtained the PhD (Med) for studies into the role of low dietary calcium intake in the pathogenesis of rickets in children in rural areas of SA.
VIDEO games and tablets are fuelling a whopping 193 per cent increase in rickets among Brummie kids.
THE parents of a five-month-old boy who died from rickets after they neglected his care because of their Seventh Day Adventist religious beliefs were jailed yesterday.
An increasing number of children are developing wartime diseases, such as scurvy and rickets, because their diets are worse than that of their counterparts during WWII.