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epididymitis

[ep-i-did-uh-mahy-tis]
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noun
  1. inflammation of the epididymis.
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Origin of epididymitis

First recorded in 1850-60; epididym(is) + -itis
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Examples from the Web for epididymitis

Historical Examples

  • The pounded bark is applied locally in orchitis and epididymitis.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

    T. H. Pardo de Tavera

  • A salpingitis has the same effect in causing sterility in the female as has an epididymitis in the male.

    Woman

    William J. Robinson

  • Delbet and Chevassu found 114 cases of male sterility in 131 cases of epididymitis.


epididymitis in Medicine

epididymitis

(ĕp′ĭ-dĭd′ə-mītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the epididymis.
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