arthritis

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀρθρῖτις (arthrîtis, joint-disease, gout), from ἄρθρον (árthron, a joint). See also arthro- and -itis.

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  • IPA(key): /ɑː(ɹ)θˈɹaɪtɪs/

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arthritis (plural arthritides)

  1. Inflammation of a joint or joints causing pain and/or disability, swelling and stiffness, and due to various causes such as infection, trauma, degenerative changes or metabolic disorders.

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