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pericarditis

[per-i-kahr-dahy-tis] /ˌpɛr ɪ kɑrˈdaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology.
1.
inflammation of the pericardium.
Origin of pericarditis
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; pericard(ium) + -itis
Related forms
pericarditic
[per-i-kahr-dit-ik] /ˌpɛr ɪ kɑrˈdɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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pericarditis

/ˌpɛrɪkɑːˈdaɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the pericardium
Derived Forms
pericarditic (ˌpɛrɪkɑːˈdɪtɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for pericarditis
n.

1799, from pericardium + -itis.

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pericarditis in Medicine

pericarditis per·i·car·di·tis (pěr'ĭ-kär-dī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the pericardium.

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