rheumatology

[ roo-muh-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌru məˈtɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the study and treatment of rheumatic diseases.

Origin of rheumatology

1940–45; rheumat(ic) + -o- -logy
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British Dictionary definitions for rheumatology

rheumatology

/ (ˌruːməˈtɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of medicine concerned with the study of rheumatic diseases

Derived Forms

rheumatological (ˌruːmətəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiverheumatologist, noun
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Medicine definitions for rheumatology

rheumatology

[ rōō′mə-tŏlə-jē ]

n.

The medical science that deals with the study and treatment of rheumatic diseases.

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