rheumatology

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

noun

the study and treatment of rheumatic diseases.

Nearby words

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

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 Formsrheumatological (ˌruːmətəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiverheumatologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for rheumatology

rheumatology

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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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