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arthritisnoun [U]

uk   /ɑːˈθraɪ.tɪs/  us   /ɑːrˈθraɪ.t̬əs/
a ​seriouscondition in which a person's joints (= the ​places where two ​bones are ​connected)becomepainful, ​swollen, and ​stiff: In ​laterlife she was ​crippled with arthritis.
(Definition of arthritis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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arthritisnoun [U]

 us   /ɑrˈθrɑɪ·t̬əs/
a ​disease in which a person’s ​jointsbecomeswollen, and in which there is some ​loss in the ​ability to move them without ​pain
arthritic
adjective  us   /ɑrˈθrɪt̬·ɪk/
an arthritic ​knee
(Definition of arthritis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “arthritis”
in Korean 관절염…
in Arabic التِهاب المَفاصِل…
in Malaysian penyakit artritis…
in French arthrite…
in Russian артрит…
in Chinese (Traditional) 關節炎…
in Italian artrite…
in Turkish romatizma…
in Polish reumatyzm, artretyzm, zapalenie stawów…
in Spanish artritis…
in Vietnamese chứng viêm khớp…
in Portuguese artrite…
in Thai ภาวะข้อต่ออักเสบ…
in German die Arthritis…
in Catalan artritis…
in Japanese 関節炎…
in Chinese (Simplified) 关节炎…
in Indonesian penyakit sendi…
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