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parotitis

[par-uh-tahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of a parotid.
  2. mumps.
Also pa·rot·i·di·tis [puh-rot-i-dahy-tis] /pəˌrɒt ɪˈdaɪ tɪs/.

Origin of parotitis

First recorded in 1815–25; parot(id) + -itis
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Examples from the Web for parotiditis

Historical Examples

  • Mumps is the common name for what is technically called parotitis (or parotiditis).

    Woman

    William J. Robinson


British Dictionary definitions for parotiditis

parotitis

parotiditis (pəˌrɒtɪˈdaɪtɪs)

noun
  1. inflammation of the parotid glandSee also mumps
Derived Formsparotitic (ˌpærəˈtɪtɪk) or parotiditic (pəˌrɒtɪˈdɪtɪk), adjective
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parotiditis in Medicine

parotitis

(păr′ə-tītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the parotid glands, as in mumps.
Related formspar′o•titic (-tĭtĭk) adj.
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