fasciitis

[ fash-ee-ahy-tis, fas- ]
/ ˌfæʃ iˈaɪ tɪs, ˌfæs- /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the fascia.

Nearby words

  1. fasciculation,
  2. fascicule,
  3. fasciculus,
  4. fasciculus gracilis,
  5. fasciectomy,
  6. fascinate,
  7. fascinated,
  8. fascinating,
  9. fascination,
  10. fascinator

Origin of fasciitis

First recorded in 1890–95; fasci(a) + -itis

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British Dictionary definitions for fasciitis

fasciitis

/ (ˌfæʃɪˈaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of the fascia of a muscle
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Word Origin and History for fasciitis

fasciitis

n.

1893, from fascia + -itis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for fasciitis

fasciitis

[ făsh′ē-ītĭs, făs′- ]

n.

Inflammation in a fascia.
The proliferation of fibroblasts in a fascia.

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