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ra·chit·ic

(rā-kit'ik),
Relating to or suffering from rickets (rachitis).
Synonym(s): rickety

rickety

(rĭk′ĭ-tē)
adj. ricket·ier, ricket·iest
1. Likely to break or fall apart; shaky.
2. Feeble with age; infirm.
3. Of, having, or resembling rickets.

rick′et·i·ness n.
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