Ra*chi"tis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. (sc. ), fr. , , the spine.] [Written also rhachitis.]

1. Med.

Literally, inflammation of the spine, but commonly applied to the rickets. See Rickets.

2. Bot.

A disease which produces abortion in the fruit or seeds.

Henslow.

 

© Webster 1913.

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