- inflammation of the retina.
Origin of retinitis
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After 33 years of working in a factory, Nowlin had developed a hereditary eye disease called Retinitis pigmentosa.Powerball Winners on Being Filthy Rich
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Irving thereupon stopped work, and the doctor diagnosed his case as "Retinitis conjunctivitis, both eyes."
The arteries are terminal ones, and small patches of retinitis are therefore found.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
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Choroiditis and retinitis may also occur, and leave permanent changes easily recognised on examination with the ophthalmoscope.Manual of Surgery
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- inflammation of the retina
C20: from New Latin, from retina + -itis
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Word Origin and History for retinitis
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- Inflammation of the retina.
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