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arthritis

noun [U]     /ɑːˈθraɪ.tɪs/ US  /ɑːrˈθraɪ.t̬əs/
a serious condition in which a person's joints (= places where two bones are connected) become painful, swollen, and stiff: In later life she was crippled with arthritis.Problems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth
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