[ 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.

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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