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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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