arthritis

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noun ar·thri·tis \ är-ˈthrī-təs \

Definition of arthritis

plural arthritides play \-ˈthri-tə-ˌdēz\
:inflammation of joints due to infectious, metabolic, or constitutional causes; also :a specific arthritic condition

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Origin and Etymology of arthritis

Latin, from Greek, from arthron


ARTHRITIS Defined for English Language Learners

arthritis

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Definition of arthritis for English Language Learners

  • medical : a disease that causes the joints of the body to become swollen and painful


ARTHRITIS Defined for Kids

arthritis

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noun ar·thri·tis \ är-ˈthrī-təs \

Definition of arthritis for Students

:a condition in which the joints are painful and swollen

Medical Dictionary

arthritis

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noun ar·thri·tis \ är-ˈthrīt-əs \

medical Definition of arthritis

plural arthritides play \-ˈthrit-ə-ˌdēz\
:inflammation of joints due to infectious, metabolic, or constitutional causes; also :a specific arthritic condition (as gouty arthritis or psoriatic arthritis)


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