rheumatic

[roo-mat-ik] Pathology.
adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of rheumatism.
2.
affected with or subject to rheumatism.
noun
3.
a person affected with rheumatism.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English reumatik < Latin rheumaticus < Greek rheumatikós, equivalent to rheumat- (stem of rheûma; see rheum) + -ikos -ic

rheumatically, adverb
antirheumatic, adjective, noun
nonrheumatic, adjective, noun
postrheumatic, adjective
prerheumatic, adjective
pseudorheumatic, adjective
unrheumatic, adjective
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rheumatic (ruːˈmætɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or afflicted with rheumatism
 
n
2.  a person afflicted with rheumatism
 
[C14: ultimately from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma a flow; see rheum]
 
rheu'matically
 
adv

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rheumatic
late 14c., from O.Fr. reumatique, from L. rheumaticus "troubled with rheum," from Gk. rheumatikos, from rheuma (see rheum). Rheumatism is attested from c.1600.
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rheumatic rheu·mat·ic (rōō-māt'ĭk)
adj.
Relating to or characterized by rheumatism. n.
One who is affected by rheumatism.

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Example sentences
Rheumatic pains are often attributed by them to this cause.
Doctors were all too familiar with the low rumbling murmur generated by blood
  tortuously flowing through a rheumatic valve.
Before penicillin, untreatable strep throat caused lethal epidemics of
  rheumatic fever via an evil biochemical mimicry.
Antibiotics are taken to prevent rare but more serious health problems, such as
  rheumatic fever.
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