osteoarthritis

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osteo- +‎ arthritis

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osteoarthritis (countable and uncountable, plural osteoarthritides or osteoarthritises)

  1. (pathology) A form of arthritis, affecting mainly older people, caused by chronic degeneration of the cartilage and synovial membrane of the joints, leading to pain and stiffness.

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