noun Etymology: Middle English reume, from Anglo-French, from Latin rheuma, from Greek, literally, flow, flux, from rhein to flow — more at stream Date: 14th century 1. a watery discharge from the mucous membranes especially of the eyes or nose 2. archaic tears • rheumy adjective

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  • Rheum — (r[udd]m), n. [OF. reume, rheume, F. rhume a cold,, L. rheuma rheum, from Gr. ???, fr. rei^n to flow, akin to E. stream. See {Stream}, n., and cf. {Hemorrhoids}.] (Med.) A serous or mucous discharge, especially one from the eves or nose. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Rheum — (R. L., spr. Rhe um), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Polygoneae verae, 9. Kl. 2. Ordn. L.; Arten, sämmtlich in Asien: R. palmatum, mit sehr großen, handförmig in spitzige Lappen zertheilten Blättern, aufrechtem, 5–8 Fuß[113] hohem Stängel,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Rheum — Rhēum, Pflanzengattg., s. Rhabarber …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • rheum — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. reume (13c.), ultimately from Gk. rheuma stream, current, a flowing, from rhein to flow, from PIE root *sreu to flow (Cf. Skt. sravati flows, srotah stream; Avestan thraotah stream, river, O.Pers. rauta …   Etymology dictionary

  • rheum — [ro͞om] n. [ME reume < OFr < L rheuma < Gr, a flow, moist discharge, akin to rheein, to flow: see STREAM] 1. any watery discharge from the mucous membranes, as of the mouth, eyes, or nose 2. a cold; rhinitis rheumy adj. rheumier,… …   English World dictionary

  • Rheum — Rhabarber Gemeiner Rhabarber (Rheum rhabarbarum) Systematik Abteilung: Bedecktsamer (Magnoliophyta) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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