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pericarditis

[per-i-kahr-dahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the pericardium.

Origin of pericarditis

First recorded in 1790–1800; pericard(ium) + -itis
Related formsper·i·car·dit·ic [per-i-kahr-dit-ik] /ˌpɛr ɪ kɑrˈdɪt ɪk/, adjective
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pericarditis

noun
  1. inflammation of the pericardium
Derived Formspericarditic (ˌpɛrɪkɑːˈdɪtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for pericarditis

n.

1799, from pericardium + -itis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pericarditis in Medicine

pericarditis

(pĕr′ĭ-kär-dītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the pericardium.
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