n. (Medicine) rickets, childhood disease characterized by softening of the bones (caused by a deficiency of vitamin D, and poor metabolism of calcium and phosphorus)

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  • Rhachītis — Rhachītis, 1) (Rhachitismus), so v.w. Englische Krankheit; 2) Krankheit des Weizens, in welcher die Körner vor der Reise abfallen u. die Spindek nackt stehen lassen. Rhachitisch, an Rhachitis leidend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Rhachitis — Rha*chi tis, n. [NL.] See {Rachitis}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhachītis — Rhachītis, fälschlich für Rachitis (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Rhachitis — Rhachītis (grch.), s. Englische Krankheit; bei Haustieren, s. Knochenerweichung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • rhachitis — var of RACHITIS …   Medical dictionary

  • Rhachitis — vgl. Rachitis …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • rhachitis — Rachitis Ra*chi tis (r[.a]*k[imac] t[i^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. rachi^tis (sc. nosos), fr. ra chis, ios, the spine.] [Written also {rhachitis}.] 1. (Med.) Literally, inflammation of the spine, but commonly applied to the rickets. See {Rickets}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhachitis — Rha|chi|tis 〈[ xi: ] f.; , ti|den〉 = Rachitis …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Rhachitis — Rha|chi|tis 〈[ xi: ] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: ti|den; Med.〉 = Rachitis …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Rhachitis — Rha|chi|tis vgl. ↑Rachitis …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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