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rachitis

[ruh-kahy-tis] /rəˈkaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Neo-Latin < Greek rhachîtis inflammation of the spine. See rachis, -itis
Related forms
rachitic
[ruh-kit-ik] /rəˈkɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
postrachitic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rachitic

rachitis

/rəˈkaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
(pathol) another name for rickets
Derived Forms
rachitic (rəˈkɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, from Greek rhakitis; see rachis
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Word Origin and History for rachitic
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-).

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rachitic in Medicine

rachitis ra·chi·tis (rə-kī'tĭs)
n.
See rickets.


ra·chit'ic (-kĭt'ĭk) adj.
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