rachitis

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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.