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rheumatic

[ roo-mat-ik ]
/ rʊˈmæt ɪk /
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adjective
pertaining to or of the nature of rheumatism.
affected with or subject to rheumatism.
noun
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

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British Dictionary definitions for rheumatic

rheumatic
/ (ruːˈmætɪk) /

adjective
of, relating to, or afflicted with rheumatism
noun
a person afflicted with rheumatism

Derived forms of rheumatic

rheumatically, adverb

Word Origin for rheumatic

C14: ultimately from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma a flow; see rheum
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Medical definitions for rheumatic

rheumatic
[ rōō-mătĭk ]

adj.
Relating to or characterized by rheumatism.
n.
One who is affected by rheumatism.
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