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ricketsrick‧ets /ˈrɪkəts/ noun [uncountable]  MIa disease that children get in which their bones become soft and bent, caused by a lack of vitamin D
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ricketsSpouses or newly-weds should carry a copy of their marriage certificate where passports and rickets are in different names.These robust bones of healed rickets provide an explanation for Lees and co-workers' findings.A deficiency of vitamin D results in rickets.Diseases from our history texts, like rickets and scurvy, have begun to reappear in the West.She was well under five feet in height and her legs were terribly bowed because of rickets.The diseases of the time affected almost every family: tuberculosis, rickets, pneumonia.Tuberculosis and malnutrition were prevalent, as was rickets.
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