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carditis

[ kahr-dahy-tis ]
/ kɑrˈdaɪ tɪs /

noun Pathology.

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

Nearby words

cardiovascular conditioning, cardiovascular system, cardioversion, cardioverter, carditic, carditis, cardmember, cardoon, cardoso, cardoso, fernando henrique, cardozo

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
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British Dictionary definitions for carditis

carditis

/ (kɑːˈdaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of the heart
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Medicine definitions for carditis

carditis

[ kär-dītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the muscle tissue of the heart.myocarditis
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