Definition of Rheumatic

1. Noun. A person suffering with rheumatism.


2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to arthritis. "Rheumy with age and grief"
Exact synonyms: Arthritic, Creaky, Rheumatoid, Rheumy
Similar to: Unhealthy
Derivative terms: Arthritis, Rheumatism, Rheumatism

Definition of Rheumatic

1. a. Derived from, or having the character of, rheum; rheumic.

2. n. One affected with rheumatism.

Definition of Rheumatic

1. Adjective. Resembling or referring to rheumatism. ¹

2. Noun. (rare) A person suffering from rheumatism ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rheumatic

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Medical Definition of Rheumatic

1. 1. Derived from, or having the character of, rheum; rheumic. 2. Of or pertaining to rheumatism; as, rheumatic pains or affections; affected with rheumatism; as, a rheumatic old man; causing rheumatism; as, a rheumatic day. "That rheumatic diseases do abound." (Shak) Origin: Gr. Subject to a discharge or flux: cf. L. Rheumaticus, F. Rhumatique. See Rheum, Rheumatism. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rheumatic

rhetorications
rhetorician
rhetoricians
rhetorick
rhetorics
rhetoritian
rhetoritician
rhetoriticians
rhetorize
rhetorized
rhetorizes
rhetorizing
rhetors
rheum
rheumatalgia
rheumatic (current term)
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
rheumatic torticollis
rheumatic valvulitis

Literary usage of Rheumatic

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1. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"The varieties of primary iritis are—scrofulous, rheumatic, syphilitic, ... When in an ophthalmia occurring under the same circumstances as rheumatic or ..."

2. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1922)
"Mitral stenosis, as you know, is often the end-result of a rheumatic infection on the ... If mitral stenosis is rare one would expect rheumatic fever to be ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"ACUTE heart block occurring in patients during the course of rheumatic fever has been reported by several writers, most recently by Christen Lundsgaard,1 of ..."

4. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Nicholas, MD INTRODUCTION The rheumatic diseases include all those diseases and ... In some of these conditions, the joint (rheumatic) complaints occur ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1904)
"type of rheumatic lesion, one is a slow smouldering process, as seen in Mitral stenosis, the other is an active pernicious process, as seen in malignant ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"The species of this genus admitted, are rheumatic ophthalmia, ... rheumatic ophthalmia.* In rheumatic ophthalmia, the sclerotica is the principal seat of ..."

7. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"The varieties of primary iritis are—scrofulous, rheumatic, syphilitic, ... When in an ophthalmia occurring under the same circumstances as rheumatic or ..."

8. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1895)
"THE reports of the rheumatic affections of the larynx, which I will discuss first for the sake of convenience, are still few in number. ..."

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