Meaning of “rheumatic fever” in the English Dictionary

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"rheumatic fever" in British English

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rheumatic fevernoun [ U ]

uk /ruːˌmæt.ik ˈfiː.vər/ us /ruːˌmæt̬.ik ˈfiː.vɚ/

a serious disease that causes fever, swelling of the joints (= places where two bones are connected), and possible heart damage

(Definition of “rheumatic fever” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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