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arthritis

noun [no plural]
 
/ɑːˈθraɪtɪs/
an illness that causes pain in the parts of the body where bones meet
Translations of “arthritis”
in Arabic التِهاب المَفاصِل…
in Korean 관절염…
in Malaysian penyakit artritis…
in French arthrite…
in Turkish romatizma…
in Italian artrite…
in Chinese (Traditional) 關節炎…
in Russian артрит…
in Polish reumatyzm, artretyzm, zapalenie stawów…
in Vietnamese chứng viêm khớp…
in Spanish artritis…
in Portuguese artrite…
in Thai ภาวะข้อต่ออักเสบ…
in German die Arthritis…
in Catalan artritis…
in Japanese 関節炎…
in Indonesian penyakit sendi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 关节炎…
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