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rheum

rheum

noun \ˈrüm\

Definition of RHEUM

1
:  a watery discharge from the mucous membranes especially of the eyes or nose
2
archaic :  tears
rheumy \ˈrü-mē\ adjective

Origin of RHEUM

Middle English reume, from Anglo-French, from Latin rheuma, from Greek, literally, flow, flux, from rhein to flow — more at stream
First Known Use: 14th century

rheum

noun \ˈrüm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RHEUM

:  a watery discharge from the mucous membranes especially of the eyes or nose; also :  a condition (as a cold) marked by such discharge
rheumy \-ē\ adjective

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