rachitis [ruh-kahy-tis] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for rachitis on Thesaurus.com noun Pathology.

  1. rickets.

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.

    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

    Joseph Collins

  • In the normal infant it is straight, but in the rachitic it exhibits a kyphotic deformity very soon.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • The rachitic pelvis is well known to the obstetrician for the difficulties it gives rise to during parturition.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • 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

    Dan Spain

  • British Dictionary definitions for rachitic rachitis noun

    1. 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.

    1. rickets

    Related formsra•chit′ic (-kĭt′ĭk) adj.

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