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n. - Childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus.

Usage examples (33)
  • The term rickets comes from the Old English word ...
  • Low levels of vitamin D are associated with rickets, which is a condition of weakened deformed bones.
  • Pray, Mrs. B., does not the disease in the bones of children, called the rickets, proceed from a deficiency of phosphat of lime?
  • "Lack of vitamin D may lead to a condition called rickets, especially in children, in which bones and teeth are weak," explains White. for more
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