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rheumatology

[roo-muh-tol-uh-jee] /ˌru məˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study and treatment of rheumatic diseases.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; rheumat(ic) + -o- -logy
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British Dictionary definitions for rheumatology

rheumatology

/ˌruːməˈtɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of medicine concerned with the study of rheumatic diseases
Derived Forms
rheumatological (ˌruːmətəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
rheumatologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for rheumatology
n.

1949, from Greek rheumat-, stem of rheuma "discharge" (see rheum) + -ology. Related: Rheumatologist.

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rheumatology in Medicine

rheumatology rheu·ma·tol·o·gy (rōō'mə-tŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The medical science that deals with the study and treatment of rheumatic diseases.


rheu'ma·tol'o·gist n.
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