Definition of rachitic in US English:

rachitic

adjective

  • See rachitis

    • ‘Then in the 1920s it was shown that rachitic children could not absorb calcium, from which it was concluded, not unnaturally, that this malabsorption of calcium was the cause of the rickets.’
    • ‘A 6 month old girl with potentially lethal hypophophatasia had bone marrow transplanted from a healthy sister, with rapid reversal of radiographic abnormalities and healing of ‘rachitic’ defects.’

Pronunciation

rachitic

/rəˈkɪdɪk//rəˈkidik/