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myelitis

[mahy-uh-lahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the substance of the spinal cord.
  2. inflammation of the bone marrow.

Origin of myelitis

First recorded in 1825–35; myel- + -itis
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Examples from the Web for myelitis

Historical Examples

  • When the tumor is within the spinal cord itself all the symptoms of myelitis may be present.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • Myelitis may be confined to a small spot in the cord or may involve the whole for a variable distance.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • Myelitis, mī-e-lī′tis, n. inflammation of the substance of the spinal cord.

  • In encephalitis and myelitis there is an interruption of motor nerve-currents.

  • Affections of the Spinal Cord are extremely rare, but paraplegia from myelitis has been observed.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles


British Dictionary definitions for myelitis

myelitis

noun
  1. inflammation of the spinal cord or of the bone marrow
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myelitis in Medicine

myelitis

(mī′ə-lītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the spinal cord.
  2. Inflammation of the bone marrow.
Related formsmy′e•litic (-lĭtĭk) adj.
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