rheumatic [ro̵̅o̅ mat′ik]
rheumatic definition by Webster's New World
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of, caused by, characteristic of, or having rheumatism
Origin: Middle English reumatike ; from Old French reumatique ; from Classical Latin rheumaticus ; from Classical Greek rheumatikos: see rheum
a person who has rheumatism
rheumatic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Of, relating to, or suffering from rheumatism. noun
- One who is affected by rheumatism.
- rheumatics Informal Pains caused by rheumatism.
Origin: Middle English reumatik, of rheum, from Old French reumatique, from Latin rheumaticus, suffering from rheum, from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma, rheumat-, stream; see rheum.
rheumatic - Medical Definition
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Relating to or characterized by rheumatism. noun
One who is affected by rheumatism.
rheumatic - Phrases/Idioms
Dialectal rheumatic pains