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rickets

noun pl but singular in constr rick·ets \ˈrik-əts\

Medical Definition of RICKETS

:  a deficiency disease that affects the young during the period of skeletal growth, is characterized especially by soft and deformed bones, and is caused by failure to assimilate and use calcium and phosphorus normally due to inadequate sunlight or vitamin D—called also rachitis
July 06, 2015
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