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urethritis

[yoo r-uh-thrahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the urethra.

Origin of urethritis

From New Latin, dating back to 1815–25; see origin at urethr-, -itis
Related formsu·re·thrit·ic [yoo r-uh-thrit-ik] /ˌyʊər əˈθrɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for urethritis

Historical Examples

  • More than one observer has noticed a susceptibility to urethritis on the part of persons who have had gonorrhoeal rheumatism.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II

    Various

  • Every stallion suffering from urethritis should be withheld from service, as should mares with leucorrhea.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • He was admitted to the sick list, 9-16-58, diagnosis, "urethritis acute due to gonococcus."

    Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy


British Dictionary definitions for urethritis

urethritis

noun
  1. inflammation of the urethra
Derived Formsurethritic (ˌjʊərɪˈθrɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Late Latin urethra
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Word Origin and History for urethritis

n.

1823, from urethra + -itis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

urethritis in Medicine

urethritis

(yur′ĭ-thrītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the urethra.
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