Meaning of rickets

rick•ets

Pronunciation: (rik'its), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a disease of childhood, characterized by softening of the bones as a result of inadequate intake of vitamin D and insufficient exposure to sunlight, also associated with impaired calcium and phosphorus metabolism.
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