antirachitic

adjective an·ti·ra·chit·ic \ ˌan-tē-rə-ˈki-tik , ˌan-tī- \

Definition of antirachitic

:used or tending to prevent or cure rickets
  • the antirachitic activity of vitamin D

antirachitic

noun
    • The State Academy of Sciences has developed a new antirachitic for domestic animal and poultry.
    • State News Service

First Known Use of antirachitic

1875


Medical Dictionary

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antirachitic

adjective an·ti·ra·chit·ic \ -rə-ˈkit-ik \

medical Definition of antirachitic

:used or tending to prevent the development of rickets
  • an antirachitic vitamin

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antirachitic

noun

medical Definition of antirachitic

:an antirachitic agent

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