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[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.


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


(ˈrɪk ɪts)

(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


n (Med) → Rachitis f


, 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).