Definition of antiarthritic in English:

antiarthritic

(also antarthritic)

noun

Medicine
  • A medicinal agent used to treat arthritis (in early use specifically gout). Compare earlier "arthritic", arthritical.

    See also arthritical

adjective

Medicine
  • Used to treat arthritis (in early use specifically gout); of or relating to the treatment of arthritis. Compare earlier "arthritic".

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

antiarthritic

/ˌantɪɑːˈθrɪtɪk/