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arthritis (ɑːˈθraɪtɪs Pronunciation for arthritis



  1. inflammation of a joint or joints characterized by pain and stiffness of the affected parts, caused by gout, rheumatic fever, etc See also rheumatoid arthritis
Rather than talking about an arthritic or arthritics, it is better to talk about a person with arthritis and people with arthritis

Derived Forms

arthritic (ɑːˈθrɪtɪk Pronunciation for arthritic  adjective, noun

Word Origin

C16: via Latin from Greek: see arthro-, -itis

Translations for 'arthritis'

  • British English: arthritisPronunciation for arthritis Arthritis is a condition in which the joints in someone's body are swollen and painful.I have a touch of arthritis in the wrist.ɑːˈθraɪtɪs NOUN
  • Arabic: اِلْتِهَابُ الـمَفَاصِلPronunciation for اِلْتِهَابُ الـمَفَاصِل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: artritePronunciation for artrite
  • Chinese: 关节炎Pronunciation for 关节炎
  • Croatian: artritisPronunciation for artritis
  • Czech: artritidaPronunciation for artritida
  • Danish: ledegigtPronunciation for ledegigt
  • Dutch: artritisPronunciation for artritis
  • European Spanish: artritisPronunciation for artritis
  • Finnish: niveltulehdusPronunciation for niveltulehdus
  • French: arthritePronunciation for arthrite
  • German: ArthritisPronunciation for Arthritis
  • Greek: αρθρίτιδαPronunciation for αρθρίτιδα
  • Italian: artritePronunciation for artrite
  • Japanese: 関節炎Pronunciation for 関節炎
  • Korean: 관절염Pronunciation for 관절염
  • Norwegian: leddbetennelsePronunciation for leddbetennelse
  • Polish: zapalenie stawówPronunciation for zapalenie stawów
  • Portuguese: artritePronunciation for artrite
  • Romanian: artrită artrite
  • Russian: артритPronunciation for артрит
  • Spanish: artritisPronunciation for artritis
  • Swedish: artritPronunciation for artrit
  • Thai: โรคข้อต่ออักเสบPronunciation for โรคข้อต่ออักเสบ
  • Turkish: mafsal iltihabıPronunciation for mafsal iltihabı
  • Ukrainian: артрит
  • Vietnamese: chứng viêm khớpPronunciation for chứng viêm khớp

Example Sentences Including 'arthritis'

Almost three million Canadians report having reduced or changed their hobbies and leisure activities due to their arthritis.
canada.com (2004)
Fatigue is often one of the first symptoms of ill-health, for example rheumatoid arthritis , multiple sclerosis or Crohn's disease.
McKay, Linda Peak Energy
His health problems dated to childhood, when he was misdiagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
Globe and Mail (2003)
It was synthesised in 1897 by Felix Hoffman, a German chemist, who was searching for a treatment for his father's arthritis.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
Midvale shifted in his chair; his arthritis was troubling him this evening.
Penn, John Widow's End
None of the previously published twin studies on rheumatoid arthritis have dealt with this potential bias.
British Medical Journal (2002)
The woman with her was as crippled by arthritis and bad food as the girl was disabled by her suffering.
McCorquodale, Robin Dansville
There were a couple of old walking sticks leaning behind the door -- relics of his predecessor's arthritis.


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