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noun. ['ˈruːməˌtɪzəm'] any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues.
Rhymes with Rheumatism
How do you pronounce rheumatism?
Pronounce rheumatism as ˈruməˌtɪzəm.
US - How to pronounce rheumatism in American English
UK - How to pronounce rheumatism in British English
Sentences with rheumatism
1. Noun, singular or mass
The dried roots were once used to treat fever and rheumatism.
Quotes about rheumatism
1. We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
2. Anybody is liable to rheumatism in her legs, Anne. It's only old people who should have rheumatism in their souls, though. Thanks goodness, I never have. When you get rheumatism in your soul you might as well go and pick out your coffin.
- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island
noun. ['ˈruːməˌtɪzəm'] a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the destruction of all components of the joint.