arthritis
General term for inflammation of one or more joints. Many diseases may cause arthritis, although in most cases the cause of the inflammation is not understood. This is particularly true of rheumatoid arthritis, though knowledge of other forms is not much better.

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  • arthritis — [är thrīt′is] n. [L < Gr < arthron (see ARTHRO ) + ITIS] inflammation of a joint or joints, esp. as in rheumatoid arthritis arthritic [är thrit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

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  • arthritis — ► NOUN ▪ painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. DERIVATIVES arthritic adjective & noun. ORIGIN Greek, from arthron joint …   English terms dictionary

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