Rachitic



[ruh-kahy-tis] /rəˈkaɪ tɪs/

noun, Pathology.
1.
.
/rəˈkaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
(pathol) another name for rickets
adj.

1797, from rachitis (1727), medical Latin, from Late Greek rhakhitis (nosos) “rachitic disease, inflammation of the spine,” from Greek rhakhis “spine, ridge, rib of a leaf” (see rachio-).

rachitis ra·chi·tis (rə-kī’tĭs)
n.
See rickets.
ra·chit’ic (-kĭt’ĭk) adj.

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