rachitic


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Related to rachitic: rachitis, rickets, rachitic pelvis

rachitic

 [rah-kit´ik]
pertaining to rickets.

ra·chit·ic

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

ra·chit·ic

(ră-kit'ik)
Relating to or suffering from rickets (rachitis).

rachitic

Affected by rickets.

ra·chit·ic

(ră-kit'ik)
Relating to rickets.
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These rachitic infants and children have [delta][.sup.15]N values that are up to 2[per thousand] lower than the non-rachitic infants and children, suggesting they were consuming fewer high-trophic-level foods.
Raseel Ali Saif, 22, and his brother Rafee, 20, suffer from rachitic as well.
Rachitic rosary and wide wrist and ankle joints were the most frequent clinical features observed in 87% and 76% respectively in all age groups, bowing of legs was observed in 10% cases only and was more frequent between 12 to 36 months of age.
Pynchon's vocabulary was fantastically recondite, and I still have the notebook in which I jotted down the meanings of oneiric, abreaction, runcible spoon, hebephrenics, Antinomian, rachitic, velleity, preterite, and a couple dozen other words impossible to use in ordinary conversation.
As a rachitic child, he had to defend himself continuously against his stronger peers.
The old physician scolding and fussing in the midst of his endeavor to minister to the rachitic child about the necessity of sensible daily habits of living; the physician storming and sometimes sweating while trying to patch up the bodies of his patients who had violated all of the laws of rest and exercise because the schools and society had never given an appreciation for such laws; the physician raging in public and at the bedside about his patients with damaged hearts and kidneys due to the neglect of defective teeth and tonsils, all this brought the dream to realization of a changed educational philosophy relative to health.
DeLuna, who was intense, middle-aged, rachitic, humorless, and perpetually angry, especially at men.
Tn her essay on 'The Hunchback of Weimar', Susanne Kord suggests that '[r]ather than seeing Gochhausen as ugly and rachitic, one could re-view her as a "Schonhiet", if perhaps an "eigenthumliche Schonheit" [peculiar beautyl' (p.
Rickets can lead to 1) major deformations of the legs (curved diaphyses; bowlegs), 2) lateral curvature of the spine (scoliosis), 3) a beady appearance of the ribs (rachitic rosary) at their juncture to the breastbone, or 4) deformations of the skull (dental anomalies; delayed eruption).
Otherwise, unless it had been such a grim day that he could only stare at his kitchen wall and drink beer, he would get his chess set and walk to the park, past the weary peddler women chanting house-to-house, past the packs of rachitic turd-colored dogs, past the crazy man who squatted by the Church of the Sacred Heart sweeping plumes of dirt across his chest.
Also called rachitic. (2) Designating an unstable building or old, infirm animal.
A squalid, rachitic pre-adolescent, Sierva Maria feels far more at home with the black slaves who raised her than with her decadent parents.