anti-arthritic

adjective

an·​ti-ar·​thrit·​ic ˌan-tē-är-ˈthri-tik How to pronounce anti-arthritic (audio)
ˌan-ˌtī-
variants or antiarthritic or anti-arthritis or less commonly antiarthritis
medical
: tending to relieve or prevent arthritis or its symptoms
anti-arthritic drugs/agents
a drug with anti-arthritis properties
anti-arthritic noun
or antiarthritic
an over-the-counter anti-arthritic

Word History

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-arthritic was in 1697

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-arthritic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-arthritic. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

anti-arthritic

1 of 2 adjective
an·​ti-ar·​thrit·​ic
variants or antiarthritic or anti-arthritis also antiarthritis
: tending to relieve or prevent arthritic symptoms
anti-arthritic drugs

anti-arthritic

2 of 2 noun
variants or antiarthritic
: an anti-arthritic agent
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