Meaning of “rheumatism” in the English Dictionary

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"rheumatism" in British English

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rheumatismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈruː.mə.tɪ.zəm/ us /ˈruː.mə.tɪ.zəm/

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.

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

"rheumatism" in American English

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rheumatismnoun [ U ]

us /ˈru·məˌtɪz·əm/

(Definition of “rheumatism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)