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rheumatic

[roo-mat-ik] /rʊˈmæt ɪk/
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
1350-1400; Middle English reumatik < Latin rheumaticus < Greek rheumatikós, equivalent to rheumat- (stem of rheûma; see rheum) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
rheumatically, adverb
antirheumatic, adjective, noun
nonrheumatic, adjective, noun
postrheumatic, adjective
prerheumatic, adjective
pseudorheumatic, adjective
unrheumatic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un rheumatic

rheumatic

/ruːˈmætɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or afflicted with rheumatism
noun
2.
a person afflicted with rheumatism
Derived Forms
rheumatically, adverb
Word Origin
C14: ultimately from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma a flow; see rheum
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Word Origin and History for un rheumatic

rheumatic

adj.

late 14c., from Old French reumatique (Modern French rhumatique), from Latin rheumaticus "troubled with rheum," from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma "discharge from the body" (see rheum).

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un rheumatic in Medicine

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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