Definition of arthritis in English:

arthritis

noun

  • [mass noun] A disease causing painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints.

    • ‘People say that it can help people with illnesses such as arthritis and Parkinson's syndrome.’
    • ‘For example, arthritis is a long-term condition that causes painful and stiff joints.’
    • ‘If the cartilage is worn away, by arthritis for example, it can make the joint painful and stiff.’
    • ‘Mr Thomas said diabetes and arthritis had forced him to make the decision.’
    • ‘We get through our cancer and heart disease only to face arthritis, dementia, and osteoporosis.’
    • ‘Bone and joint ailments such as arthritis and rheumatism are often reported too.’
    • ‘Some people with psoriasis develop an inflammation of the joints known as psoriatic arthritis.’
    • ‘Older people may get pain in their jaw joint due to arthritis, when the joint becomes worn with age.’
    • ‘Obesity is a risk factor for heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and diabetes.’
    • ‘It was hoped the drug would help arthritis, leukaemia and multiple sclerosis.’
    • ‘Heart disease and arthritis are among the commonest conditions to affect quality of life.’
    • ‘The drug is now to be tested to see if it can help sufferers of Crohn's Disease and juvenile arthritis.’
    • ‘Yoga gives a lot of relief for those suffering from arthritis and pain in joints.’
    • ‘If the bunion develops as part of a more widespread arthritis, then other medication may be advised.’
    • ‘It can be used to relieve a number of illnesses from migraines to arthritis.’
    • ‘He became an alcoholic, and had diabetes and arthritis, which meant he had to use a walking stick.’
    • ‘Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disorder and is the most common form of arthritis.’
    • ‘Smith told the jury that he had been in poor health for some years and suffered from asthma and arthritis.’
    • ‘He has a passion for gardening that remains undiminished despite painful arthritis in his hands.’
    • ‘I know of cases where cannabis has almost wiped out pain from such diseases as arthritis.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek, from arthron joint. Arthritic was already used in late Middle English.

Pronunciation:

arthritis

/ɑːˈθrʌɪtɪs/