rheumatism

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Etymology[edit]

First attested 1601, from Latin rheumatismus (rheum), from Ancient Greek ῥευματισμός (rheumatismós, humour, discharge, rheum) from ῥευματίζομαι (rheumatízomai, I suffer from a rheum) from ῥεῦμα (rheûma, stream, flow) from ῥέω (rhéō, I flow)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɹu.məˌtɪz.m̩/

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rheumatism (countable and uncountable, plural rheumatisms)

  1. (pathology) Any disorder of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, nerves, characterized by pain, discomfort and disability.
  2. (pathology) atrophic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

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