carditis

[ kahr-dahy-tis ]
/ kɑrˈdaɪ tɪs /

noun Pathology.

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

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Origin of carditis

From New Latin, dating back to 1775–85; see origin at cardi-, -itis

OTHER WORDS FROM carditis

car·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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Medical definitions for carditis

carditis
[ kär-dītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the muscle tissue of the heart.myocarditis
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