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Pronunciation:  'roomu`tizum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues
  2. [n]  a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the destruction of all components of the joint

RHEUMATISM is a 10 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: atrophic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
 See Also: arthritis, autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder, disease, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Still's disease



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rheu"ma*tism\, n. [L. rheumatismus rheum, Gr. ????,
fr.??? to have or suffer from a flux, fr. ??? rheum: cf. F.
rheumatisme. See {2d Rheum}.] (Med.)
A general disease characterized by painful, often multiple,
local inflammations, usually affecting the joints and
muscles, but also extending sometimes to the deeper organs,
as the heart.

{Inflammatory rheumatism} (Med.), acute rheumatism attended
   with fever, and attacking usually the larger joints, which
   become swollen, hot, and very painful.

{Rheumatism root}. (Bot.) See {Twinleaf}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Rheumatism is an older term, used to describe any of a number of painful conditions of muscles, tendons, joints, and bones.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have rheumatism means that an unexpected interruption will delay the achievement of your goals and plans. Dreaming that others have rheumatism, symbolizes disappointment.