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rachitic (adj.)

"afflicted with rickets," 1797, from rachitis (1727), medical Latin name for the bone disease, from Late Greek rhakhitis (nosos) "rachitic (disease), inflammation of the spine," from Greek rhakhis "spine, back," metaphorically "ridge (of a mountain), rib of a leaf" (see rachio-).

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Definitions of rachitic from WordNet

rachitic (adj.)
affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets;
a rachitic patient
Synonyms: rickety
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