rheumatic

[ roo-mat-ik ]
/ rʊˈmæt ɪk /
Pathology

adjective

pertaining to or of the nature of rheumatism.
affected with or subject to rheumatism.

noun

a person affected with rheumatism.

Origin of rheumatic

1350–1400; Middle English reumatik < Latin rheumaticus < Greek rheumatikós, equivalent to rheumat- (stem of rheûma; see rheum) + -ikos -ic

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for antirheumatic

rheumatic

/ (ruːˈmætɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or afflicted with rheumatism

noun

a person afflicted with rheumatism

Derived Forms

rheumatically, adverb

Word Origin for rheumatic

C14: ultimately from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma a flow; see rheum
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Medicine definitions for antirheumatic

rheumatic

[ rōō-mătĭk ]

adj.

Relating to or characterized by rheumatism.

n.

One who is affected by rheumatism.
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