antirachitic

adjective

an·​ti·​ra·​chit·​ic ˌan-tē-rə-ˈki-tik How to pronounce antirachitic (audio)
ˌan-tī-
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antirachitic was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Antirachitic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antirachitic. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

antirachitic

1 of 2 adjective
an·​ti·​ra·​chit·​ic -rə-ˈkit-ik How to pronounce antirachitic (audio)
: used or tending to prevent the development of rickets
an antirachitic vitamin

antirachitic

2 of 2 noun
: an antirachitic agent
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