Definition of rheumatoid
: characteristic of or affected with rheumatoid arthritis
Recent Examples of rheumatoid from the Web
For Nancy Nally, the mother of an autistic 14-year-old with rheumatoid arthritis, there are health concerns that can be remedied with therapy or a doctor’s visit.
Warren, N.J.-based Celgene is testing thalidomide in more than 60 clinical trials to treat a wide range of cancers as well as other diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammation of the bowels.
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Origin and Etymology of rheumatoid
International Scientific Vocabulary, from rheumatism
First Known Use: 1845
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