- the study and treatment of rheumatic diseases.
Origin of rheumatology
1940–45; rheumat(ic) + -o- -logy
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- the branch of medicine concerned with the study of rheumatic diseases
Word Origin and History for rheumatology
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The medical science that deals with the study and treatment of rheumatic diseases.