Rachitis meaning

rə-kītĭs
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(pathology) Rickets.
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Origin of rachitis

  • New Latin rachītis inflammation of the spine (adopted because of its similarity in sound to rickets) from Late Greek rhakhītis Greek rhakhis spine Greek -ītis -itis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin, from Ancient Greek ῥαχις (rhakhis, “spine, ridge").

    From Wiktionary