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arthritis

[ ahr-thrahy-tis ]
/ ɑrˈθraɪ tɪs /
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noun
acute or chronic inflammation of a joint, often accompanied by pain and structural changes and having diverse causes, as infection, crystal deposition, or injury.

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Origin of arthritis

1535–45; <New Latin <Greek: gout. See arthro-, -itis
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British Dictionary definitions for arthritis

arthritis
/ (ɑːˈθraɪtɪs) /

noun
inflammation of a joint or joints characterized by pain and stiffness of the affected parts, caused by gout, rheumatic fever, etcSee also rheumatoid arthritis

Derived forms of arthritis

arthritic (ɑːˈθrɪtɪk), adjective, noun

Word Origin for arthritis

C16: via Latin from Greek: see arthro-, -itis

usage for arthritis

Rather than talking about an arthritic or arthritics, it is better to talk about a person with arthritis and people with arthritis
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Medical definitions for arthritis

arthritis
[ är-thrītĭs ]

n. pl. ar•thrit•i•des (-thrĭtĭ-dēz′)
Inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness, resulting from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, metabolic disturbances, or other causes.

Other words from arthritis

ar•thritic (-thrĭtĭk) adj. n.ar•thriti•cal•ly adv.
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Scientific definitions for arthritis

arthritis
[ är-thrītĭs ]

Acute or chronic inflammation of one or more joints, usually accompanied by pain and stiffness, resulting from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, autoimmune disease, or other causes. See also osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis.
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Cultural definitions for arthritis

arthritis

The inflammation of tissues in the joints (such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), usually resulting in pain and stiffness.

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