Origin of rachitis
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Examples from the Web for rachitic
He considers ringbone as articular, periarticular, rachitic and traumatic.Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
But he suffered from hyperfecundity, and many of his intellectual children are anmic and rachitic.Idling in Italy
In the normal infant it is straight, but in the rachitic it exhibits a kyphotic deformity very soon.
The rachitic pelvis is well known to the obstetrician for the difficulties it gives rise to during parturition.
Rachitic with fear Gud's knees bent beneath him and he sank down in the blackness and shuddered in his soul.The Book of Gud
- pathol another name for rickets
C18: New Latin, from Greek rhakitis; see rachis
Word Origin and History for rachitic
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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