- a person affected with rheumatism.
Origin of rheumatic
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- of, relating to, or afflicted with rheumatism
- a person afflicted with rheumatism
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
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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- Relating to or characterized by rheumatism.
- One who is affected by rheumatism.
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