rachitic rosary


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Related to rachitic rosary: osteomalacia, rickets

rosary

 [ro´zah-re]
a structure resembling a string of beads.
rachitic rosary a succession of beadlike prominences along the costal cartilages, in rickets.

ra·chit·ic ro·sa·ry

a row of beading at the junction of the ribs with their cartilages, often seen in rachitic children.
Synonym(s): beading of the ribs
A term of art referring to enlarged costochondral junctions of the ribs in rickets resembling a string of rosary beads

ra·chit·ic ro·sa·ry

(ră-kit'ik rō'zăr-ē)
A row of beading at the junction of the ribs with their cartilages, often seen in rachitic children.

Rachitic rosary

Beadlike bumps present at the junction of the ribs with their cartilages—often seen in children with rickets.
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rachitic

pertaining to rickets.

rachitic rosary
the visible enlargements of the costochondral junctions in rickets.

rosary

a structure resembling a string of beads.

rosary pea
see abrusprecatorius.
rachitic rosary
a succession of beadlike prominences along the costal cartilages, in rickets; caused by compression of metaphyses under pressure.