Definitions for rachitisrəˈkaɪ tɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: rickets .
Origin of rachitis:
1720–30; < NL < Gk rhachîtis inflammation of the spine. See rachis , -itis
inflammation of the vertebral column
childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus
Origin: from ῥαχις.
literally, inflammation of the spine, but commonly applied to the rickets. See Rickets
a disease which produces abortion in the fruit or seeds