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Medical Term:

rheumatism

Pronunciation: ru'ma-tizm

Definition

  1. Obsolete term for rheumatic fever.
  2. Indefinite term applied to various conditions with pain or other symptoms of articular origin or related to other elements of the musculoskeletal system.

[G. rheumatismos, rheuma, a flux]

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