Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “rheumatoid arthritis”

rheumatoid arthritis

noun [U] uk   /ˌruː.mə.tɔɪd.ɑːˈθraɪ.tɪs/ us    /-ɑːrˈθraɪ.t̬əs/
a disease that causes stiffness, swelling, and pain in the joints (= places where two bones are connected) of the bodyProblems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth
(Definition of rheumatoid arthritis from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rheumatoid arthritis?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “rheumatoid arthritis”

Word of the Day

flair

natural ability to do something well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More