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Related to rheumatoid nodules: rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid factor
subcutaneous nodules, occurring most commonly over bony prominences, in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis; microscopically, the nodules are foci of fibrinoid necrosis, surrounded by a palisade of fibroblasts.
rheu·ma·toid nod·ules(rū'mă-toyd nod'yūlz)
Subcutaneous nodules occurring in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis.