Origin of cheilitis

First recorded in 1835–45; cheil(o)- + -itis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

cheilitis in Medicine


  1. 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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