cheilitis

[ kahy-lahy-tis ]
/ kaɪˈlaɪ tɪs /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the lips.

Nearby words

  1. cheffy,
  2. chefoo,
  3. cheilalgia,
  4. cheilectomy,
  5. cheilectropion,
  6. cheilo-,
  7. cheiloplasty,
  8. cheilorrhaphy,
  9. cheiloschisis,
  10. cheilosis

Origin of cheilitis

First recorded in 1835–45; cheil(o)- + -itis

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Medicine 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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