rheumatoid

[roo-muh-toid]
adjective
1.
resembling rheumatism.
Also, rheumatoidal.


Origin:
1855–60; < Greek rheumat- (stem of rheûma; see rheum) + -oid

rheumatoidally, adverb
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rheumatoid (ˈruːməˌtɔɪd)
 
adj
(of the symptoms of a disease) resembling rheumatism
 
rheuma'toidally
 
adv

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rheumatoid rheu·ma·toid (rōō'mə-toid')
adj.

  1. Of or resembling rheumatism.

  2. Suffering from rheumatism.

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