rheumatism

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EtymologyEdit

First attested 1601, from Latin rheumatismus (rheum), from Ancient Greek ῥευματισμός (rheumatismós, humour, discharge, rheum) from ῥευματίζομαι (rheumatízomai, I suffer from a rheum) from ῥεῦμα (rheûma, stream, flow) from ῥέω (rhéō, I flow)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹu.məˌtɪz.əm/
  • (US, dialectal, obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈɹu.məˌtɪz/[1]

NounEdit

rheumatism (countable and uncountable, plural rheumatisms)

  1. (pathology) Any disorder of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, nerves, characterized by pain, discomfort and disability.
  2. (pathology) atrophic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

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  1. ^ Hall, Joseph Sargent (March 2, 1942), “3. The Consonants”, in The Phonetics of Great Smoky Mountain Speech (American Speech: Reprints and Monographs; 4), New York: King's Crown Press, DOI:10.7312/hall93950, →ISBN, § 3, page 91.

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