Definition for RHEUM

RHEUM, n. [Gr. ῥευμα, from ῥεω, to flow.]

  1. An increased action of the vessels of any organ; but generally applied to the increased action of mucous glands, attended with increased discharge and an altered state of their excreted fluids.
  2. A thin serous fluid, secreted by the mucous glands, &c.; as in catarrh. – Shak.

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