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arthritis

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noun, ar·thri·tis \är-ˈthrī-təs\

Simple Definition of arthritis

  • medical : a disease that causes the joints of the body to become swollen and painful

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of arthritis

plural arthritidesplay \-ˈthri-tə-ˌdēz\

  1. :  inflammation of joints due to infectious, metabolic, or constitutional causes; also :  a specific arthritic condition

Origin of arthritis

Latin, from Greek, from arthron


First Known Use: 1543


ARTHRITIS Defined for Kids

arthritis

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noun ar·thri·tis \är-ˈthrī-təs\

Definition of arthritis for Students

  1. :  a condition in which the joints are painful and swollen




Medical Dictionary

arthritis

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noun ar·thri·tis \är-ˈthrīt-əs\

Medical Definition of arthritis

plural arthrithritides \-ˈthrit-ə-ˌdēz\play

  1. :  inflammation of joints due to infectious, metabolic, or constitutional causes; also :  a specific arthritic condition (as gouty arthritis or psoriatic arthritis)





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