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ar•thri•tis



Pronunciation: (är-thrī'tis), [key]
n.
acute or chronic inflammation of a joint, often accompanied by pain and structural changes and having diverse causes, as infection, crystal deposition, or injury. Cf. bursitis, gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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