Rheumatism root
Rheumatism Rheu"ma*tism, n. [L. rheumatismus rheum, Gr. ????, fr.??? to have or suffer from a flux, fr. ??? rheum: cf. F. rheumatisme. See {2d Rheum}.] (Med.) A general disease characterized by painful, often multiple, local inflammations, usually affecting the joints and muscles, but also extending sometimes to the deeper organs, as the heart. [1913 Webster]

{Inflammatory rheumatism} (Med.), acute rheumatism attended with fever, and attacking usually the larger joints, which become swollen, hot, and very painful.

{Rheumatism root}. (Bot.) See {Twinleaf}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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