noun Pathology.

Origin of rachitis

1720–30; < New Latin < Greek rhachîtis inflammation of the spine. See rachis, -itis
Related formsra·chit·ic [ruh-kit-ik] /rəˈkɪt ɪk/, adjectivepost·ra·chit·ic, adjective
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pathol another name for rickets
Derived Formsrachitic (rəˈkɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for rachitis

C18: New Latin, from Greek rhakitis; see rachis
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Related formsra•chitic (-kĭtĭk) adj.
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