arthritis mutilans arthritis mu·ti·lans (myōōt’l-ānz’)
Rheumatoid arthritis accompanied by osteoporosis and destruction of the joint cartilages that results in severe deformities, chiefly of the hands and feet.
a combining form meaning “joint,” “jointed,” used in the formation of compound words: arthropod. combining form indicating a joint: arthritis, arthropod word-forming element meaning “pertaining to the joints,” from Greek arthro- (before vowels arth-), comb. form of arthron “joint,” from PIE *ar-dhro-, from *ar- “to fit together;” see arm (n.1). arthro- or arthr- pref. Joint: […]
arthro-ophthalmopathy arthro-ophthalmopathy ar·thro-oph·thal·mop·a·thy (är’thrō-ŏf’thəl-mŏp’ə-thē, -thāl-, -ŏp’-) n. Disease affecting the joints and eyes.
a genus of rod-shaped or spherical bacteria found in the soil.
arthrocele arthrocele ar·thro·cele (är’thrə-sēl’) n. Hernia of the synovial membrane through the capsule of a joint. Swelling of a joint.