rheumatoid arteritis

rheu·ma·toid ar·te·ri·tis

arteritis associated with rheumatoid arthritis; aortitis with aortic valve incompetence accompanying ankylosing spondylitis may be related.

rheumatoid arteritis

[ro̅o̅′mətoid]
Etymology: Gk, rheuma, flux, arteria, airpipe, itis, inflammation
inflammation of the arterial walls associated with a rheumatic disorder. See also rheumatoid coronary arteritis.