rachitic rosary

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rosary

 [ro´zah-re]
a structure resembling a string of beads.
rachitic rosary a succession of beadlike prominences along the costal cartilages, in rickets.
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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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A term of art referring to enlarged costochondral junctions of the ribs in rickets resembling a string of rosary beads
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Rachitic rosary

Beadlike bumps present at the junction of the ribs with their cartilages—often seen in children with rickets.
Mentioned in: Vitamin D Deficiency
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Pronounced widening of the wrists and beading of the ribs at the costochondral junctions were also confirmed by X-ray.