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Use "rachitis" in a sentence
"This is due, supposedly, to a lack of mineral substance in the bony structure of the affected animals, and is known as rachitis -- commonly called rickets."
"This composition becomes an absolute essential in all cases of imperfect bone structure, such as rachitis, or rickets, constitutional disease of children, osteomalacia, tuberculosis of the bones, deformity of bone structure, such as curvature of the spine, etc."
"I used "rickets" to refer to symptoms and not to the etiology of rachitis, just as I might say that Johnson's asthma was produced by kidney trouble."