A disease causing painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints.
- Some people with psoriasis develop an inflammation of the joints known as psoriatic arthritis.
- We get through our cancer and heart disease only to face arthritis, dementia, and osteoporosis.
- Bone and joint ailments such as arthritis and rheumatism are often reported too.
Mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek, from arthron 'joint'. Arthritic was already used in late Middle English.
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