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rheumatism

noun [U] uk   /ˈruː.mə.tɪ.zəm/ us  
a medical condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints (= places where two bones are connected) or muscles of the body: She suffers from rheumatism. I can't play the piano any more because I have rheumatism in my fingers.
Translations of “rheumatism”
in Korean 류머티즘…
in Arabic روماتيزم…
in French rhumatisme…
in Turkish romatizma…
in Italian reumatismo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 風濕病…
in Russian ревматизм…
in Polish reumatyzm…
in Spanish reumatismo…
in Portuguese reumatismo…
in German der Rheumatismus…
in Catalan reumatisme…
in Japanese リウマチ, 関節リウマチ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 风湿病…
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