rachitogenic

causing rickets

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • rachitogenic — Producing or causing rickets. [rachitis + G. genesis, production] * * * rach·i·to·gen·ic .rak ət ə jen ik adj leading or tending to the development of rickets <a rachitogenic diet> * * * ra·chit·o·gen·ic (rə kit″o jenґik) causing …   Medical dictionary

  • rachitogenic — |rakəd.ō|jenik adjective Etymology: rachit (from New Latin rachitis) + o + genic : leading or tending to the development of rickets a rachitogenic diet …   Useful english dictionary

  • rachitogenic — rach·i·to·gen·ic …   English syllables

  • Dietary mineral — Dietary minerals (also known as mineral nutrients) are the chemical elements required by living organisms, other than the four elements carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen present in common organic molecules. Examples of mineral elements… …   Wikipedia

  • calciotraumatic — Relating to the line of disturbed calcification that appears in the dentin of the incisor teeth of young rats placed on a rachitogenic diet : high in calcium and low in phosphorus, with no vitamin D …   Medical dictionary

  • Causation and Formation — These words refer to causation, formation, origination, production, growth, development or generation. While this might seem like a pretty broad category, all of the words in the list derive from the single Greek word genesis, which can have all… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • rachitis —   n. inflammation of spine; rickets.    ♦ rachitic, a. pertaining to or having rachitis.    ♦ rachitogenic, a. causing rachitis …   Dictionary of difficult words

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