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rheumatoid (adj.)

"resembling rheumatism or its symptoms," 1847, from Greek rheumat-, stem of rheuma "a discharge from the body" (see rheum) + -oid. Rheumatoid arthritis (1859, A.B. Garrod) is a disease of the joints characterized by inflammation and degenerative changes.

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Definitions of rheumatoid from WordNet

rheumatoid (adj.)
of or pertaining to arthritis;
Synonyms: arthritic / creaky / rheumatic / rheumy
From wordnet.princeton.edu