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Rickets

Rick´ets
n. pl.1.(Med.) A disease which affects children, and which is characterized by a bulky head, crooked spine and limbs, depressed ribs, enlarged and spongy articular epiphyses, tumid abdomen, and short stature, together with clear and often premature mental faculties. The essential cause of the disease appears to be the nondeposition of earthy salts in the osteoid tissues. Children afflicted with this malady stand and walk unsteadily. Called also rachitis.
Noun1.Ricketsrickets - childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus
Synonyms: rachitis
Lombardy leprosy, anemia, ariboflavinosis, beriberi, cachexia, chlorosis, deficiency anemia, dermatitis, goiter, greensickness, keratomalacia, kwashiorkor, maidism, malnutrition, night blindness, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, pellagra, pernicious anemia, protein deficiency, rachitis, scurvy, struma, vitamin deficiency, xerophthalmia
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Ricinelaidic
Ricinelaidin
Ricinic
Ricinine
Ricinoleate
Ricinoleic
ricinoleic acid
Ricinolein
Ricinolic
Ricinus
Ricinus communis
Rick
Rickenbacker
Ricker
ricketiness
Ricketish
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Rickettsia
Rickettsiaceae
rickettsial
rickettsial disease
Rickettsiales
rickettsialpox
rickettsias
rickettsiosis
Rickety
rickey
Rickover
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ricksha
rickshaw
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