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rheumatoid

[roo-muh-toid] /ˈru məˌtɔɪd/
adjective
1.
resembling rheumatism.
2.
Also, rheumatoidal.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Greek rheumat- (stem of rheûma; see rheum) + -oid
Related forms
rheumatoidally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for rheumatoidally

rheumatoid

/ˈruːməˌtɔɪd/
adjective
1.
(of the symptoms of a disease) resembling rheumatism
Derived Forms
rheumatoidally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for rheumatoidally

rheumatoid

adj.

1847, from Greek rheumat-, stem of rheuma "a discharge from the body" (see rheum) + -oid.

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rheumatoidally in Medicine

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

  1. Of or resembling rheumatism.

  2. Suffering from rheumatism.

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