- inflammation of the mucous membrane of the pharynx; sore throat.
Origin of pharyngitis
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Examples from the Web for pharyngitis
In pharyngitis and laryngitis when associated with exanthemata.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Pharyngitis may occur at any age, but is more frequent in the young.
Coryza frequently commences at or about the time of the pharyngitis.
The pharyngitis of small-pox is occasioned by an eruption upon the mucous membrane similar to that which appears on the skin.
In some cases of pharyngitis the cervical glands become swollen and painful, but this is not common.
- inflammation of the pharynx
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Word Origin and History for pharyngitis
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- Inflammation of the pharynx.
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- Inflammation of the pharynx, often a result of viral or bacterial infection, especially streptococcal bacteria. See also strep throat.
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