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arthritis

noun ar·thri·tis \är-ˈthrī-təs\

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

plural ar·thrit·i·des\-ˈthri-tə-ˌdēz\

Full Definition of ARTHRITIS

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

Latin, from Greek, from arthron
First Known Use: 1543

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ARTHRITIDES Defined for Kids

arthritis

noun ar·thri·tis \är-ˈthrī-təs\

Definition of ARTHRITIS for Kids

:  a condition in which the joints are painful and swollen
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arthritis

noun ar·thri·tis \är-ˈthrīt-əs\
plural ar·thrit·i·des \-ˈthrit-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of ARTHRITIS

:  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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