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  1. Also ar·thrit·i·cal. of, relating to, or afflicted with arthritis.
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  1. a person afflicted with arthritis.
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Origin of arthritic

1325–75; < Latin arthrīticus < Greek arthrītikós (see arthr-, -itic); replacing Middle English artetik < Old French artetique < Latin, as above
Related formsar·thrit·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti·ar·thrit·ic, adjective, nounpost·ar·thrit·ic, adjective
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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.

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