Definition of Rachitic

1. Adjective. Affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets. "A rachitic patient"

Exact synonyms: Rickety
Similar to: Ill, Sick
Derivative terms: Rachitis, Rachitis



Definition of Rachitic

1. a. Of or pertaining to rachitis; affected by rachitis; rickety.

Definition of Rachitic

1. Adjective. (medicine) Pertaining to or affected by rickets. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. Feeble, in a weak or precarious condition. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rachitic

1. rachitis [adj] - See also: rachitis

Medical Definition of Rachitic

1. To do with rickets, a disease caused by Vitamin D deficiency. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rachitic

rachiometer
rachiometers
rachiopagus
rachiopathy
rachioplegia
rachiotome
rachiotomies
rachiotomy
rachipagus
rachis
rachischisis
rachischisis partialis
rachischisis totalis
rachises
rachitic (current term)
rachitic diet
rachitic pelvis
rachitic rosary
rachitic scoliosis
rachitides
rachitis
rachitis tarda
rachitism
rachitogenic
rachitome

Literary usage of Rachitic

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1. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"This form of kyphosis is most frequently observed during the first and second year in rachitic children (Fig. 63). rachitic Kyphosis. ..."

2. General surgical pathology and therapeutics, in fifty lectures by Theodor Billroth (1879)
"We often find rachitic symptoms in scrofulous children, and some physicians regard the disease as one symptom of scrofula ; but this is not quite correct, ..."

3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1891)
"The etiology and pathology of posterior rachitic curvature of the spine are ... In consequence of this unstable condition of the rachitic vertebrae, ..."

4. Transactions of the American Pediatric Society by American Pediatric Society (1905)
"Most of the infants and children in whom the rachitic hand could be demonstrated suffered from marked rachitis, accompanied by pain in the bones to such an ..."

5. The Newer Knowledge of Nutrition: The Use of Food for the Preservation of by Elmer Verner McCollum (1922)
"Abnormal Histological Changes in rachitic Bones.— In the rachitic bone all these processes of growth and the maintenance of equilibrium are abnormal. ..."

6. The Newer Knowledge of Nutrition: The Use of Food for the Preservation of by Elmer Verner McCollum (1922)
"Abnormal Histological Changes in rachitic Bones.— In the rachitic bone all these processes of growth and the maintenance of equilibrium are abnormal. ..."

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