词源不详，原为英语方言，可能来自古英语 wrickken,扭曲，来自 PIE*wer,弯，转，词源同 wring,wrangle.
- rickets (n.)
- disease caused by vitamin D deficiency, 1630s, of uncertain origin. Originally a local name for the disease in Dorset and Somerset, England. Some derive it from a Dorset word, rucket "to breathe with difficulty," but the sense connection is difficult. The Modern Latin name for the disease, rachitis, comes from Greek rhakhis "spine" (see rachitic), but this was chosen by English physician Daniel Whistler (1619-1684) for resemblance to rickets.
- 1. A diet deficient in vitamin D may cause the disease rickets.
- 2. Richs'dog may receive the milk that a poor child needs to avoid rickets.
- 3. Rickets can cause bone pain and weakness, teeth problems and muscle loss.
- 佝偻病会导致骨头疼痛疏松 、 牙齿问题和肌肉松弛.
- 4. Low level levels of vitamin D can lead to rickets and osteoporosis.
- 5. And it appears to do more then just protect against ( weakens ) rickets.
- 看来维他命D不仅仅可以防止 软骨病.
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