rheu·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ˌrü-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē, ˌru̇-\

Definition of rheumatology 

: a medical science dealing with rheumatic diseases

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Other Words from rheumatology

rheumatologic \ ˌrü-​mə-​tə-​ˈlä-​jik , ˌru̇-​ \ or rheumatological \ ˌrü-​mə-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl , ˌru̇-​ \ adjective
rheumatologist \ ˌrü-​mə-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist , ˌru̇-​ \ noun

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His father is a rheumatologist at the Summit Medical Group in Fair Lawn, N.J., and the former chief of rheumatology at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. New York Times, "Rachel Margolin, Joshua Arbit," 27 May 2018 His academic endeavors include having served as chief of rheumatology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Century Hospital and City of Hope. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Producer Mark Canton to Be Honored by Arthritis Foundation," 17 Apr. 2018 Wallace is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Producer Mark Canton to Be Honored by Arthritis Foundation," 17 Apr. 2018 The groom, 36, is a physician and a fellow in the department of rheumatology at Vanderbilt. New York Times, "Rebecca Weiler, Bret Sohn," 15 Apr. 2018 Internists—best known as primary care physicians—would take one test while those who chose subspecialties of internal medicine—cardiovascular disease, critical care, infectious disease, rheumatology—sat for additional exams. Kurt Eichenwald, Newsweek, "The Ugly Civil War in American Medicine," 10 Mar. 2015 Young is trained in internal medicine and rheumatology, as well as hospice and palliative-care medicine. Karen Farkas, cleveland.com, "Northeast Ohio Medical University names dean of College of Medicine," 6 Feb. 2018 This is because factors like your insurance status and ability to pay for medical services could impact or delay access to care, Jorge Sánchez-Guerrero, M.D., head of the rheumatology division at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, tells SELF. Tatiana Walk-morris, SELF, "What Women of Color Need to Know About Lupus," 20 Feb. 2018 The Clinic had five specialties ranked in the top five nationwide, including cardiology/heart surgery, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology/GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology; rheumatology; and urology. Ginger Christ, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Clinic named No. 2 hospital by U.S. News for the second consecutive year," 8 Aug. 2017

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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rheu·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ˌrü-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jē, ˌru̇m-ə- \
plural rheumatologies

Medical Definition of rheumatology 

: a medical science dealing with rheumatic diseases

Other Words from rheumatology

rheumatologic \ -​tə-​ˈläj-​ik \ or rheumatological \ -​i-​kəl \ adjective

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