Meaning of “rheumatoid arthritis” in the English Dictionary

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"rheumatoid arthritis" in British English

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rheumatoid arthritisnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌruː.mə.tɔɪd ɑːˈθraɪ.tɪs/ us /ˌruː.mə.tɔɪd ɑːrˈθraɪ.t̬əs/

a disease that causes stiffness, swelling, and pain in the joints (= places where two bones are connected) of the body

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

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