Reiter's syndrome

Reiter's syndrome

[rahy-terz]
noun Pathology.
a disease of unknown cause, occurring primarily in adult males, marked by urethritis, conjunctivitis, and arthritis.
Also called Reiter's disease.


Origin:
after Hans Conrad Julius Reiter (1881–1969), German bacteriologist, who described it in 1916

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Reiter's syndrome Reit·er's syndrome (rī'tərz)
n.
A triad of disorders that can appear consecutively or concurrently and include inflammation of the urethra, the iris and ciliary body, and the joints. Also called Reiter's disease.

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