rheumatic

adjective
rheu·​mat·​ic | \ ru̇-ˈma-tik How to pronounce rheumatic (audio) \

Definition of rheumatic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, characteristic of, or affected with rheumatism

rheumatic

noun

Definition of rheumatic (Entry 2 of 2)

: one affected with rheumatism

Other Words from rheumatic

Adjective

rheumatically \ ru̇-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce rheumatic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of rheumatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective This week in 1968, Denton Cooley of the Texas Heart Institute performed the first successful heart transplant in the United States on Everett Thomas, 47, whose heart was damaged from rheumatic heart disease. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 May 2022 Everybody who lived there became rheumatic, had chronic bronchitis and gout. Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2022 Scleroderma is a rare, autoimmune connective tissue and rheumatic disease that primarily causes inflammation in the skin, and can lead to inflammation in other parts of the body, according to the National Institutes of Health. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, 10 Jan. 2022 Her doctor recommended several disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs): a family of medications that help prevent the immune system from going haywire and causing inflammation, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Natasha Lavender, SELF, 19 Nov. 2021 The European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology COVID-19 Registry documented the experiences of 1,500 people with RA and other rheumatic diseases. Lois K. Solomon, sun-sentinel.com, 4 Nov. 2021 The European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology COVID-19 Registry documented the experiences of 1,500 people with RA and other rheumatic diseases. Lois K. Solomon, sun-sentinel.com, 4 Nov. 2021 The European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology COVID-19 Registry documented the experiences of 1,500 people with RA and other rheumatic diseases. Lois K. Solomon, sun-sentinel.com, 2 Nov. 2021 The European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology COVID-19 Registry documented the experiences of 1,500 people with RA and other rheumatic diseases. Lois K. Solomon, sun-sentinel.com, 19 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rheumatic

Adjective

1711, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1738, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rheumatic

Adjective

Middle English rewmatik subject to rheum, from Anglo-French reumatike, from Latin rheumaticus, from Greek rheumatikos, from rheumat-, rheuma

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“Rheumatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rheumatic. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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rheumatic

adjective
rheu·​mat·​ic | \ ru̇-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce rheumatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of rheumatic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, characteristic of, or affected with rheumatism rheumatic pain a rheumatic joint

rheumatic

noun

Medical Definition of rheumatic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an individual affected with rheumatism

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