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Rheumatic

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rheumatic

1. Derived from, or having the character of, rheum; rheumic.

2. (Science: medicine) Of or pertaining to rheumatism; as, rheumatic pains or affections; affected with rheumatism; as, a rheumatic old man; causing rheumatism; as, a rheumatic day. That rheumatic diseases do abound. (Shak)

Origin: Gr. Subject to a discharge or flux: cf. L. Rheumaticus, F. Rhumatique. See Rheum, Rheumatism.