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rachis
in botany, axis

radiculitis
disorders of the roots of the nerves

radix
in botany, root

rami-
in botany, pertaining to branches

ramus
in botany, branch

ranunculus dermatitis
type of dermatitis resulting from contact of skin with plants of the genus Ranunculus

Raynaud's disease
neurovascular disorder characterized by local vascular contractions resulting in attacks of decreased blood flow to the extremities upon exposure to cold

rectification
purification, usually through repeated steam distillations

resin
amorphous brittle substance consisting of the hardened secretion of a various plants, typically derived from the oxidation of terpenes

retina
receptive field of the eye

retinal edema
accumulation of fluid in the retina

rhagades
chaps, cracks, or fissures

rheological
deformative flow of materials, usually blood

rheumatism
general term applied to conditions of pain, or inability to articulate, various elements of the musculoskeletal system

rhinitis
inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane

rhizome
in botany, underground stem

rhodo-
in botany, rose-colored

rickets
vitamin-D deficiency characterized by abnormal calcification of bone tissues

roborant
strengthening agent, tonic

Roemheld's syndrome
gastro-cardiac syndrome

root
an absorbing and anchoring organ of the plant, usually developed from the radicle and growing downward

roseus
in botany, rosy

rubefacient
reddening agent, usually in reference to a counter-irritant