rachitis [ruh-kahy-tis] ExamplesWord Originnoun 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 Related Words for rachitic dilapidated, shaky, decrepit, broken, flimsy, wobbly, ramshackle, derelict, feeble, fragile, frail, imperfect, infirm, insecure, jerry-built, precarious, rattletrap, rocky, unsteady, wavering Examples from the Web for rachitic Historical Examples of rachitic
He considers ringbone as articular, periarticular, rachitic and traumatic.
John Victor Lacroix
But he suffered from hyperfecundity, and many of his intellectual children are anmic and rachitic.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for rachitic rachitis noun
- pathol another name for rickets
Derived Formsrachitic (rəˈkɪtɪk), adjectiveWord Origin for rachitis C18: New Latin, from Greek rhakitis; see rachis 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-).
rachitic in Medicine rachitis [rə-kī′tĭs] n.
Related formsra•chit′ic (-kĭt′ĭk) adj.