rheum

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noun \ˈrüm\

Definition of rheum

  1. 1 :  a watery discharge from the mucous membranes especially of the eyes or nose

  2. 2 archaic :  tears

rheumy

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Origin and Etymology 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


Medical Dictionary

rheum

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noun \ˈrüm\

Medical Definition of rheum

  1. :  a watery discharge from the mucous membranes especially of the eyes or nose; also :  a condition (as a cold) marked by such discharge

rheumy

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Rheum

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noun Rhe·um \ˈrē-əm\

Medical Definition of Rheum

  1. :  a genus of Asian herbs (family Polygonaceae) that have large leaves, small flowers, and a 3-winged fruit and that include the rhubarbs (as the Chinese rhubarb, R. officinale, and rhapontic, R. rhaponticum)


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