rheumatology

[roo-muh-tol-uh-jee]

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

noun

the branch of medicine concerned with the study of rheumatic diseases
Derived Formsrheumatological (ˌruːmətəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiverheumatologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for rheumatology
n.

1949, from Greek rheumat-, stem of rheuma "discharge" (see rheum) + -ology. Related: Rheumatologist.

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rheumatology in Medicine

rheumatology

[rōō′mə-tŏlə-jē]

n.

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