noun Pathology.

inflammation of the pericardium, myocardium, or endocardium, separately or in combination.

Origin of carditis

From New Latin, dating back to 1775–85; see origin at cardi-, -itis
Related formscar·dit·ic [kahr-dit-ik] /kɑrˈdɪt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for carditis



inflammation of the heart
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Medicine definitions for carditis




Inflammation of the muscle tissue of the heart.myocarditis
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