Origin of tonsillitis
1795–1805; < Latin tōnsill(ae) tonsils + -itis
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If they grow in his throat, he has a sore throat, or tonsillitis.Applied Physiology
But imagine feeling gamy with tonsillitis or a felon on your finger; there is absolutely no histrionic appeal.The Joys of Being a Woman
In cases where the glossitis is an extension from tonsillitis, these sensations begin in the root of the organ.
In another class of cases of tonsillitis the inflammatory process may be chiefly parenchymatous, for rarely is it wholly so.
Mycosis tonsillaris is a synonym for mycotic tonsillitis (tonsillitis mycotica benigna or tonsillitis parasitica).
- inflammation of the palatine tonsils, causing enlargement, occasionally to the extent that they nearly touch one another
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Word Origin and History for tonsillitis
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- Inflammation of a tonsil, especially the palatine tonsil.
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- Inflammation of the tonsils, usually caused by bacterial infection.
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