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rheumatism

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noun rheu·ma·tism \ˈrü-mə-ˌti-zəm, ˈru̇-\

Simple Definition of rheumatism

  • medical : a disease that causes stiffness and pain in the muscles and swelling and pain in the joints

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rheumatism

  1. 1 :  any of various conditions characterized by inflammation or pain in muscles, joints, or fibrous tissue <muscular rheumatism>

  2. 2 :  rheumatoid arthritis

Origin and Etymology of rheumatism

Latin rheumatismus flux, rheum, from Greek rheumatismos, from rheumatizesthai to suffer from a flux, from rheumat-, rheuma flux


First Known Use: 1677

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RHEUMATISM Defined for Kids

rheumatism

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noun rheu·ma·tism \ˈrü-mə-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of rheumatism for Students

  1. :  a condition in which muscles or joints are painful




Medical Dictionary

rheumatism

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noun rheu·ma·tism \ˈrü-mə-ˌtiz-əm, ˈru̇m-ə-\

Medical Definition of rheumatism

  1. 1:  any of various conditions characterized by inflammation or pain in muscles, joints, or fibrous tissue <muscular rheumatism>

  2. 2:  rheumatoid arthritis




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