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osteoarthritis

[ os-tee-oh-ahr-thrahy-tis ]
/ ˌɒs ti oʊ ɑrˈθraɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.
the most common form of arthritis, usually occurring after middle age, marked by chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling.
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Also called degenerative joint disease.

Origin of osteoarthritis

First recorded in 1875–80; osteo- + arthritis
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British Dictionary definitions for osteoarthritis

osteoarthritis
/ (ˌɒstɪəʊɑːˈθraɪtɪs) /

noun
chronic inflammation of the joints, esp those that bear weight, with pain and stiffnessAlso called: degenerative joint disease

Derived forms of osteoarthritis

osteoarthritic (ˌɒstɪəʊɑːˈθrɪtɪk), adjective, noun
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Scientific definitions for osteoarthritis

osteoarthritis
[ ŏs′tē-ō-är-thrītĭs ]

A form of arthritis, occurring mainly in older people, that is characterized by chronic degeneration of the cartilage of the joints.
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