- Also ar·thrit·i·cal. of, relating to, or afflicted with arthritis.
- a person afflicted with arthritis.
Origin of arthritic
Examples from the Web for arthritic
His arthritic knees are at their worst, despite the endless shots of painkiller.
A doctor comes to his house and gives him shots of cortisone to calm the arthritic pain in his knees.
The bath at 40° Celsius is a real boon for arthritic persons.
Death is usually due to generalization of the arthritic infection.Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
It is probably connected with a diathesis—the arthritic—which may be inherited or acquired.
Statistics of arthritic gout show this tendency in a varying but always large proportion of cases.
With the increased frequency of the arthritic attacks the signs of the constitutional vice become more marked.
Word Origin and History for arthritic
mid-14c., artetyk, "pertaining to arthritis," also as a noun, from Old French artetique (12c., Modern French arthritique), corresponding to Latin arthriticus, from Greek arthritikos, from arthron "joint" (see arm (n.1)). Spelling gradually restored to Latin form in 17c.