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Rickets   /rˈɪkɪts/   Listen

Childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus.  Synonym: rachitis.

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"Rickets" Quotes from Famous Books

... could affect her milk; but the time came when, in later life, he saw the poisons of fatigue and fear in test-tubes, and so he understood why the child had not been able to lift its head until it was a year old, and had then been well on the way to having "rickets." ...
— Love's Pilgrimage • Upton Sinclair

... culminating in an orgasm in which the power of preventing discharge has been artificially acquired. The subject, E.M., was 32 years of age when the record began. He belongs to a healthy family, and is himself physically sound, 5 feet 6 inches in height, but weight low, due to rickets in infancy. In early life he stammered badly; his temperament is emotional and self-conscious, while his work is unusually exacting, and he lives for most of the year in a very trying climate. As a boy he was very religious, and has always felt obliged ...
— Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6) • Havelock Ellis

Words linked to "Rickets" :   hypovitaminosis, avitaminosis

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