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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rick·ets /ˈrɪkəts/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 rick·ets /ˈrɪkəts/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rick·ets n. pl.  Med. A disease which affects children, and which is characterized by a bulky head, crooked spine and limbs, depressed ribs, enlarged and spongy articular epiphyses, tumid abdomen, and short stature, together with clear and often premature mental faculties. The essential cause of the disease appears to be the nondeposition of earthy salts in the osteoid tissues. Children afflicted with this malady stand and walk unsteadily. Called also rachitis.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and
          sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium
          and phosphorus [syn: rachitis]