rheumatism

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noun rheu·ma·tism \ˈrü-mə-ˌti-zəm, ˈru̇-\

Definition of rheumatism

  1. 1 :  any of various conditions characterized by inflammation or pain in muscles, joints, or fibrous tissue <muscular rheumatism>

  2. 2 :  rheumatoid arthritis

Origin and Etymology of rheumatism

Latin rheumatismus flux, rheum, from Greek rheumatismos, from rheumatizesthai to suffer from a flux, from rheumat-, rheuma flux


First Known Use: 1670


RHEUMATISM Defined for English Language Learners

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noun rheu·ma·tism \ˈrü-mə-ˌti-zəm, ˈru̇-\

Definition of rheumatism for English Language Learners

  • medical : a disease that causes stiffness and pain in the muscles and swelling and pain in the joints


RHEUMATISM Defined for Kids

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noun rheu·ma·tism \ˈrü-mə-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of rheumatism for Students

  1. :  a condition in which muscles or joints are painful


Medical Dictionary

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noun rheu·ma·tism \ˈrü-mə-ˌtiz-əm, ˈru̇m-ə-\

Medical Definition of rheumatism

  1. 1:  any of various conditions characterized by inflammation or pain in muscles, joints, or fibrous tissue <muscular rheumatism>

  2. 2:  rheumatoid arthritis



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