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 Dictionary entry overview: What does arthritis mean? 

  The noun ARTHRITIS has 1 sense:

1. inflammation of a joint or joints

  Familiarity information: ARTHRITIS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Inflammation of a joint or joints

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Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("arthritis" is a kind of...):

inflammatory disease (a disease characterized by inflammation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "arthritis"):

atrophic arthritis; rheumatism; rheumatoid arthritis (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)

degenerative arthritis; degenerative joint disease; osteoarthritis (chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age)

gout; gouty arthritis; urarthritis (a painful inflammation of the big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism resulting in deposits of the acid and its salts in the blood and joints)

spondylarthritis (arthritis that affects one or more of the intervertebral joints in the spine)

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