[ roo-muh-tol-uh-jist ]
/ ˌru məˈtɒl ə dʒɪst /


a specialist in rheumatology, especially a physician who specializes in the treatment of rheumatic diseases, as arthritis, lupus erythematosus, and scleroderma.

Nearby words

  1. rheumatoid,
  2. rheumatoid arthritis,
  3. rheumatoid factor,
  4. rheumatoid nodule,
  5. rheumatoid spondylitis,
  6. rheumatology,
  7. rheumy,
  8. rhexis,
  9. rheydt,
  10. rhg

Origin of rheumatologist

First recorded in 1945–50; rheumatolog(y) + -ist

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[ rōō′mə-tŏlə-jĭst ]


A specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic disorders.

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