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mastoiditis

[mas-toi-dahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the mastoid process.

Origin of mastoiditis

First recorded in 1885–90; mastoid + -itis
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Examples from the Web for mastoiditis

Historical Examples

  • These sometimes become infected from the ear, causing the condition known as mastoiditis.

    Physiology

    Ernest G. Martin


British Dictionary definitions for mastoiditis

mastoiditis

noun
  1. inflammation of the mastoid process
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

mastoiditis in Medicine

mastoiditis

([object Object])
n.
  1. Inflammation of the mastoid process and mastoid sinuses.
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mastoiditis in Science

mastoiditis

[măs′toid-ītĭs]
  1. Inflammation of the mastoid process, usually resulting from an acute infection of the middle ear.
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