Meaning of arthritis

ar•thri•tis

Pronunciation: (är-thrī'tis), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
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