cheilitis

[ kahy-lahy-tis ]
/ kaɪˈlaɪ tɪs /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the lips.

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Origin of cheilitis

First recorded in 1835–45; cheil(o)- + -itis
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Medical definitions for cheilitis

cheilitis

n.

Inflammation of the lips or of a lip, with redness and the production of fissures radiating from the angles of the mouth.
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