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

  • rachitic — See rachitis. * * * …   Universalium

  • rachitic — rÉ™ kɪtɪk adj. (Medicine) of or pertaining to rachitis; affected by rachitis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rachitic — [rə kɪtɪk] adjective Medicine relating to or suffering from rickets. Origin C18: from mod. L. rachitis rickets , from Gk rhakhitis, from rhakhis spine …   English new terms dictionary

  • rachitic — a. Rickety …   New dictionary of synonyms

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