arthritis

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ar·thri·tis

noun \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

Origin of ARTHRITIS

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

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ar·thri·tis

noun \är-ˈthrīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
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)

arthritis

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Inflammation of the joints and its effects. Acute arthritis is marked by pain, redness, and swelling. The principal forms are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and septic arthritis. Several forms of arthritis are part of the symptom complexes of autoimmune diseases.

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