Definition of Rheum

1. Noun. A watery discharge from the mucous membranes (especially from the eyes or nose).

Generic synonyms: Discharge, Emission
Derivative terms: Rheumy



2. Noun. Rhubarb.

Definition of Rheum

1. n. A genus of plants. See Rhubarb.

2. n. A serous or mucous discharge, especially one from the eves or nose.

Definition of Rheum

1. Noun. Watery or thin discharge of serum or mucus, especially from the eyes or nose, formerly thought to cause disease. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Noun. Illness or disease thought to be caused by such secretions; a cold, catarrh; rheumatism. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (poetic) Tears. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rheum

1. a watery discharge from the eyes or nose [n -S] : RHEUMIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Rheum

1. A genus of plants. See Rhubarb. Origin: NL, from L. Rha the river Volga, on the banks of which it grows. See Rhubarb. A serous or mucous discharge, especially one from the eves or nose. "I have a rheum in mine eyes too." (Shak) Salt rheum. See Salt rheum, in the Vocab. Origin: OF. Reume, rheume, F. Rhume a cold, L. Rheuma rheum, from Gr, fr. To flow, akin to E. Stream. See Stream, and cf. Haemorrhoids. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rheum

rhetoricating
rhetorication
rhetorications
rhetorician
rhetoricians
rhetorick
rhetorics
rhetoritian
rhetoritician
rhetoriticians
rhetorize
rhetorized
rhetorizes
rhetorizing
rhetors
rheum (current term)
rheumatalgia
rheumatic
rheumatic aortitis
rheumatic arteritis
rheumatic chorea
rheumatic disease
rheumatic diseases
rheumatic endocarditis
rheumatic fever
rheumatic heart disease
rheumatic nodule
rheumatic pericarditis
rheumatic pneumonia
rheumatic tetany

Literary usage of Rheum

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1. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science; Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1874)
"The root of this seems to have been the rhubarb of tho ancients. It is more astringent than that of the rheum palmatum, and less purgative; for the latter ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1848)
"The root—rheum—is the part used in medicine. Its odour is aromatic, peculiar, and rather nauseous ... It is more astringent than that of the rheum palmatum, ..."

3. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"Thy rheum, Cob ? thy humour thy humour; thou mistak'st. Cob. Humour.' mack, I think it be so indeed ; what is that humour.' some rare thing, I warrant. ..."

4. A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology: Comprising All Organic and by David Marvel Reynolds Culbreth (1917)
"RHUBARB. f officinale, Haitian, rheum Pl™»t«™. KM*, and var. ... rheum + barbarum — ie, barbarian plant from the Rha (Volga), whence name rha Ponticum ..."

5. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science; Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1854)
"rheum, SALT. A popular name, in the United States, like ' tetter,' for various cutaneous affections of the eczematous and herpetic forma more especially. ..."

6. Materia Medica and Therapeutics for Physicians and Students by John Barclay Biddle, Clement Biddle (1895)
"Rhubarb is the ROOT of rheum officinale, and of other species of rheum (Nat. ... Several varieties of rheum are cultivated in Europe and this country, ..."

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