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rheumatic

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adjective
  1. pertaining to or of the nature of rheumatism.
  2. affected with or subject to rheumatism.
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noun
  1. a person affected with rheumatism.
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Origin of rheumatic

1350–1400; Middle English reumatik < Latin rheumaticus < Greek rheumatikós, equivalent to rheumat- (stem of rheûma; see rheum) + -ikos -ic
Related formsrheu·mat·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti·rheu·mat·ic, adjective, nounnon·rheu·mat·ic, adjective, nounpost·rheu·mat·ic, adjectivepre·rheu·mat·ic, adjectivepseu·do·rheu·mat·ic, adjectiveun·rheu·mat·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-rheumatic

rheumatic

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or afflicted with rheumatism
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noun
  1. a person afflicted with rheumatism
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Derived Formsrheumatically, adverb

Word Origin

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).

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non-rheumatic in Medicine

rheumatic

(rōō-mătĭk)
adj.
  1. Relating to or characterized by rheumatism.
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n.
  1. One who is affected by rheumatism.
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