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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?
In children, rickets causes bone pain, poor growth, and soft, weak and deformed bones.
Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to a number of illnesses, including rickets and osteomalacia, which weaken bone tissue.
Other causes include rickets. Rickets is a bone disease in children that causes bow legs and other bone deformities.
Rickets, or Ronaldo Ricketts in real life, is a known Filipino action star and film producer.
Four rare genetic errors of vitamin D metabolism that can cause rickets have been described.
Vitamin D is essential to prevent rickets, a condition that affects bone development in children and which can lead to the growth of soft, weak and deformed limbs.
I'M not surprised that neither the Department of Health nor Public Health England gave comment to the article about Victorian illnesses, as both are fully aware of the role of air pollution in tuberculosis and rickets (Examiner, January 23).
The new results showed that Crysvita was superior to conventional therapy for all key efficacy endpoints, showing a meaningful improvement in rickets severity, lower limb deformity, growth, and physical functioning as demonstrated by increases in distance walked.
HUNDREDS of people in Birmingham and the Black Country are being admitted to hospital with Victorian diseases like rickets, gout, and cholera.
HUNDREDS of people in Birmingham and the Black Country have been admitted to hospital with Victorian diseases like rickets, gout, and cholera.