- inflammation of cellular tissue.
Origin of cellulitis
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Examples from the Web for cellulitis
In the region of the elbow-joint, cellulitis is common around the olecranon.
Cellulitis of the sole of the foot may follow whitlow of the toes.
In a few days, with rest and proper care, the swelling subsides, and in a week all traces of the cellulitis are usually gone.
It is a form of cellulitis requiring drainage and disinfection.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Cellulitis beneath the aponeurosis from mixed infection is a dangerous complication.
- inflammation of any of the tissues of the body, characterized by fever, pain, swelling, and redness of the affected area
C19: from Latin cellula cellule + -itis
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Word Origin and History for cellulitis
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- A spreading inflammation of subcutaneous or connective tissue.
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