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rheumatoid

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adjective rheu·ma·toid \-ˌtȯid\

Definition of rheumatoid

  1. :  characteristic of or affected with rheumatoid arthritis



Origin of rheumatoid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from rheumatism


First Known Use: 1869


Medical Dictionary

rheumatoid

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adjective rheu·ma·toid \-ˌtȯid\

Medical Definition of rheumatoid

  1. :  characteristic of or affected with rheumatoid arthritis




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "rheumatoid"


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