rheum

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noun \ ˈrüm \

Definition of rheum

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


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rheum

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noun \ ˈrüm \

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

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Rheum

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noun Rhe·um \ ˈrē-əm \

medical Definition of Rheum

: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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