[rik-uh n-bak-er] /ˈrɪk ənˌbæk ər/
Edward Vernon (“Eddie”) 1890–1973, U.S. aviator and aviation executive.
noun 1. Also, hayrick. Chiefly Midland U.S. a large, usually rectangular stack or pile of hay, straw, corn, or the like, in a field, especially when thatched or covered by a tarpaulin; an outdoor or makeshift mow. 2. a stack of cordwood or logs cut to even lengths. 3. a frame of horizontal bars and […]
noun, Pathology. 1. a disease of childhood, characterized by softening of the bones as a result of inadequate intake of vitamin D and insufficient exposure to sunlight, also associated with impaired calcium and phosphorus metabolism. noun 1. (functioning as singular or pl) (pathol) a disease mainly of children, characterized by softening of developing bone, and […]
Ricketts Rick·etts (rĭk’ĭtz), Howard Taylor. 1871-1910. American pathologist who discovered bacteria of the genus Rickettsia and determined the cause and methods of transmission of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and typhus.
noun, plural rickettsiae [ri-ket-see-ee] /rɪˈkɛt siˌi/ (Show IPA), rickettsias [ri-ket-see-uh z] /rɪˈkɛt si əz/ (Show IPA) 1. any member of the genus Rickettsia, comprising rod-shaped to coccoid microorganisms that resemble bacteria but can be as small as a large virus and reproduce only inside a living cell, parasitic in fleas, ticks, lice, and mites and […]