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arthritic

[ahr-thrit-ik] /ɑrˈθrɪt ɪk/
adjective
1.
Also, arthritical. of, pertaining to, or afflicted with arthritis.
noun
2.
a person afflicted with arthritis.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; < Latin arthrīticus < Greek arthrītikós (see arthr-, -itic); replacing Middle English artetik < Old French artetique < Latin, as above
Related forms
arthritically, adverb
antiarthritic, adjective, noun
postarthritic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for antiarthritics
arthritic
mid-14c., artetyk, "pertaining to arthritis," also as a n., from O.Fr. artetique (12c., Mod.Fr. arthritique), corresponding to L. arthriticus, from Gk. arthritikos, from arthron "joint" (see arm (1)). Spelling gradually restored to Latin form in 17c.
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