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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, a condition of infants characterized by the thinning and softening of the cranial bones in spots. Some cases seem to be connected with rachitis and some with syphilis.

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  • Under these circumstances the humerus and femur appear to be the bones most likely to break; there is an associate deformity of the head, known as "craniotabes," together with pigeon-breast and various spinal curvature.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Common features of rickets include softness of the infant's skull (craniotabes) and enlargement of the front end of the ribs (creating the "rachitic rosary").

    Skeletal Problems and Alagille Syndrome

  • Under these circumstances the humerus and femur appear to be the bones most likely to break; there is an associate deformity of the head, known as ` ` craniotabes, '' together with pigeon-breast and various spinal curvature.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

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