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myocarditis

[mahy-oh-kahr-dahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the myocardium.

Origin of myocarditis

First recorded in 1865–70; myo- + carditis
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Examples from the Web for myocarditis

Historical Examples

  • Of the circulatory system:—Myocarditis, Endocarditis, Thrombosis.

    Valere Aude

    Louis Dechmann

  • She is very young and inexperienced, and the boy—it's myocarditis.

    The Street of Seven Stars

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Severe influenza or infectious pneumonia is not infrequently followed by myocarditis.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • These changes are sufficient in his opinion to establish the existence of myocarditis.

  • It may be secondary to hypertrophy of the heart, to myocarditis, or to pericarditis.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture


British Dictionary definitions for myocarditis

myocarditis

noun
  1. inflammation of the heart muscle
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myocarditis in Medicine

myocarditis

(mī′ō-kär-dītĭs)
n.
  1. carditis