arthritic

adjective ar·thrit·ic \ är-ˈthri-tik \

Definition of arthritic

1 :of, relating to, or affected with arthritis
  • arthritic hands
2 :seemingly affected with or caused by arthritis
  • an arthritic legal system
  • a story moving with arthritic slowness

arthritic

noun

arthritically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of arthritic

15th century


Medical Dictionary

1

arthritic

adjective ar·thrit·ic \ är-ˈthrit-ik \

medical Definition of arthritic

:of, relating to, or affected with arthritis

arthritically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

2

arthritic

noun

medical Definition of arthritic

:a person affected with arthritis


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