Definición de rickets en inglés:

rickets

Saltos de línea: rick|ets
Pronunciación: /ˈrɪkɪts
 
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sustantivo

[mass noun treated as singular or plural] Medicine
A disease of children caused by vitamin D deficiency, characterized by imperfect calcification, softening, and distortion of the bones typically resulting in bow legs.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • To absorb calcium, the body needs adequate vitamin D. Lack of either can cause bone diseases such as rickets in children and osteoporosis in older people.
  • Its founder, Joseph Pilates, was born in Dusseldorf in 1880 and despite being a rather sickly child who suffered from rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever, he lived to the age of 87.
  • Exclusively breastfed infants are at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency and rickets.

Origen

mid 17th century: perhaps an alteration of Greek rhakhitis (see rachitis).

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