Definitions for osteoarthritisˌɒs ti oʊ ɑrˈθraɪ tɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
os•te•o•ar•thri•tisˌɒs ti oʊ ɑrˈθraɪ tɪs(n.)
arthritis marked by chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling.
Ref: Also called degenerative joint disease.
Origin of osteoarthritis:
osteoarthritis, degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease(noun)
chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age
A form of arthritis, affecting mainly older people, caused by chronic degeneration of the cartilage and synovial membrane of the joints, leading to pain and stiffness.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A progressive, degenerative joint disease, the most common form of arthritis, especially in older persons. The disease is thought to result not from the aging process but from biochemical changes and biomechanical stresses affecting articular cartilage. In the foreign literature it is often called osteoarthrosis deformans.
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