Etymology
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rheumatology (n.)

"study of rheumatism and rheumatic diseases," 1949, from Greek rheumat-, stem of rheuma "discharge" (see rheum) + -ology. Related: Rheumatologist.

updated on August 10, 2021

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Definitions of rheumatology from WordNet

rheumatology (n.)
the branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of pathologies of the muscles or tendons or joints;
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