- 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.
Origin of osteoarthritis
Also called degenerative joint disease.
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- chronic inflammation of the joints, esp those that bear weight, with pain and stiffnessAlso called: degenerative joint disease
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- A form of arthritis, occurring mainly in older persons, that is characterized by chronic degeneration of the cartilage of the joints.degenerative joint disease hypertrophic arthritis osteoarthrosis
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- 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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