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arthritis

Pronunciation: ar-thrī′tis, ar-thrit′i-dēz

Definition: Inflammation of a joint or a state characterized by inflammation of the joints.

Synonym(s): articular rheumatism

[G. fr. arthron, joint, + -itis, inflammation]

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