rheumatoid

[ roo-muh-toid ]
/ ˈru məˌtɔɪd /
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adjective

resembling rheumatism.

Nearby words

  1. rheumatic pneumonia,
  2. rheumatics,
  3. rheumatid,
  4. rheumatism,
  5. rheumatism-root,
  6. rheumatoid arthritis,
  7. rheumatoid factor,
  8. rheumatoid nodule,
  9. rheumatoid spondylitis,
  10. rheumatologist

Sometimes rheu·ma·toi·dal [roo-muh-toi-dl] /ˌru məˈtɔɪ dl/.

Origin of rheumatoid

1855–60; < Greek rheumat- (stem of rheûma; see rheum) + -oid

Related formsrheu·ma·toi·dal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for rheumatoid

rheumatoid

/ (ˈruːməˌtɔɪd) /

adjective

(of the symptoms of a disease) resembling rheumatism
Derived Formsrheumatoidally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for rheumatoid

rheumatoid

adj.

1847, from Greek rheumat-, stem of rheuma "a discharge from the body" (see rheum) + -oid.

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Medicine definitions for rheumatoid

rheumatoid

[ rōōmə-toid′ ]

adj.

Of or resembling rheumatism.
Suffering from rheumatism.

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