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English definition of “rheumatism”

rheumatism

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈruːmətɪzəm/
a disease in which there is swelling and pain in the joints (= parts of the body where bones join) Problems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth
(Definition of rheumatism from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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