antirachitic
Promoting the cure of rickets or preventing its development ( e.g., vitamin D preparations).

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an·ti·ra·chit·ic -rə-'kit-ik adj used or tending to prevent the development of rickets <an \antirachitic vitamin>
antirachitic n an antirachitic agent

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an·ti·ra·chit·ic (an″te-) (an″ti-rə-kitґik) therapeutically effective against rickets.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • antirachitic — [an΄tī rə kit′ik; an΄tērə kit′ik, an΄tirə kit′ik] adj. that cures or prevents rickets n. a remedy or preventive for rickets * * * an·ti·ra·chit·ic (ăn tē rə kĭtʹĭk, ăn tī ) adj. Curing or preventing rickets: antirachitic drugs.   an ti·ra·chitʹic …   Universalium

  • Antirachitic — An ti*ra*chit ic, a. (Med.) Good against the rickets. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antirachitic — [an΄tī rə kit′ik; an΄tērə kit′ik, an΄tirə kit′ik] adj. that cures or prevents rickets n. a remedy or preventive for rickets …   English World dictionary

  • antirachitic — I. | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| adjective Etymology: anti (I) + rachitic : opposing or preventing the development of rickets an antirachitic vitamin II. noun ( s) : an antirachitic agent …   Useful english dictionary

  • antirachitic — 1. adjective That cures or prevents rickets. 2. noun Any drug that cures or prevents rickets …   Wiktionary

  • antirachitic — adj. prevents rickets (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antirachitic — an·ti·ra·chit·ic …   English syllables

  • antirachitic — /æntirəˈkɪtɪk/ (say anteeruh kitik) adjective relating to the prevention or cure of rickets …   Australian English dictionary

  • antirachitic —   a. preventive of rickets, especially applied to vitamin D or food containing it …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Rickets — Infobox Disease Name = Rickets ICD10 = ICD10|E|55| |e|50 ICD9 = ICD9|268 Caption = A family with rickets. Paris, 1900. DiseasesDB = 9351 eMedicineSubj = ped eMedicineTopic = 2014 MedlinePlus = 000344 MeshName = Rickets MeshNumber = D012279Rickets …   Wikipedia

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