adjective Etymology: New Latin rachitis rickets, from Greek rhachitis spinal disease, from rhachis Date: 1797 rickety

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  • Rachitic — Ra*chit ic (r[.a]*k[i^]t [i^]k), a. [Cf. F. rachitique. See {Rachitis}.] (Med.) Of or pertaining to rachitis; affected by rachitis; rickety. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rachitic — (adj.) 1797, from rachitis, Modern Latin, from Gk. rhakhitis, from rhakhis spine, ridge, rib of a leaf …   Etymology dictionary

  • rachitic — adjective a) of, relating to, or affected by rickets natives with over valued rachitic currencies Time b) resembling or suggesting the condition of one suffering from rickets; a tall, narrow shouldered and rachitic house in a little obscure… …   Wiktionary

  • rachitic — Relating to or suffering from rickets (rachitis). SYN: rickety. * * * ra·chit·ic rə kit ik adj of, relating to, or affected by rickets <rachitic lesions> <a rachitic child> * * * adj. afflicted with rickets. * * * ra·chit·ic (ra… …   Medical dictionary

  • rachitic — adjective affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets rickety limbs and joints a rachitic patient • Syn: ↑rickety • Similar to: ↑ill, ↑sick • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rachitic rosary — n BEADING * * * see under bead …   Medical dictionary

  • rachitic rosary — noun Etymology: so called from its resemblance to a string of beads : beading f * * * rachitic rosary, a row of nodules resembling a string of beads which often appears on the ribs of rachitic children at the junction of the ribs with their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rachitic rosary — The prominent knobs of bone at the costochondral joints of rickets patients are known as a rachitic rosary or beading of the ribs. The knobs create the appearance of large beads under the skin of the rib cage, hence the name by analogy with the… …   Wikipedia

  • rachitic beads — a series of palpable or visible prominences at the points where the ribs join their cartilages; seen in certain cases of rickets. Rachitic beads …   Medical dictionary

  • rachitic — To do with rickets, a disease caused by Vitamin D deficiency …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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