Resembling r. arthritis in one or more features. [G. rheuma, flux, + eidos, resemblance]

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rheu·ma·toid -.tȯid adj characteristic of or affected with rheumatoid arthritis

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rheu·ma·toid (rooґmə-toid) [rheumatism + -oid] 1. resembling rheumatism. 2. associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

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