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.

Nearby words

  1. rhetorical question,
  2. rhetorical stress,
  3. rhetorician,
  4. rheum,
  5. rheumatalgia,
  6. rheumatic arteritis,
  7. rheumatic endocarditis,
  8. rheumatic fever,
  9. rheumatic heart disease,
  10. rheumatic pneumonia

Origin of rheumatic

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

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British Dictionary definitions for non-rheumatic

rheumatic

/ (ruːˈmætɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or afflicted with rheumatism

noun

a person afflicted with rheumatism
Derived Formsrheumatically, adverb

Word Origin for rheumatic

C14: ultimately from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma a flow; see rheum

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Word Origin and History for non-rheumatic

rheumatic

adj.

late 14c., from Old French reumatique (Modern French rhumatique), from Latin rheumaticus "troubled with rheum," from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma "discharge from the body" (see rheum).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for non-rheumatic

rheumatic

[ rōō-mătĭk ]

adj.

Relating to or characterized by rheumatism.

n.

One who is affected by rheumatism.

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