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A medicinal agent used to treat arthritis (in early use specifically gout). Compare earlier "arthritic", arthritical.
Used to treat arthritis (in early use specifically gout); of or relating to the treatment of arthritis. Compare earlier "arthritic".
Late 17th century; earliest use found in William Salmon (1644–1713), medical empiric and author. From anti- + arthritic. In use as noun after post-classical Latin antarthriticum remedy for gout. In use as adjective after post-classical Latin antarthriticus tending to prevent or relieve gout.
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