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fasciitis

[fash-ee-ahy-tis, fas-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the fascia.
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Origin of fasciitis

First recorded in 1890–95; fasci(a) + -itis
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British Dictionary definitions for fasciitis

fasciitis

noun
  1. inflammation of the fascia of a muscle
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Word Origin and History for fasciitis

n.

1893, from fascia + -itis.

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fasciitis in Medicine

fasciitis

(făsh′ē-ītĭs, făs′-)
n.
  1. Inflammation in a fascia.
  2. The proliferation of fibroblasts in a fascia.
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