osteoarthritis: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (os"tē-ō-är-thrī'tis), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. the most common form of arthritis, usually occurring after middle age, marked by chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling. Also called
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