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glossitis

[ glo-sahy-tis, glaw- ]
/ glɒˈsaɪ tɪs, glɔ- /
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noun Pathology.
inflammation of the tongue.
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Origin of glossitis

First recorded in 1815–25; gloss(o)- + -itis

OTHER WORDS FROM glossitis

glos·sit·ic [glo-sit-ik, glaw-], /glɒˈsɪt ɪk, glɔ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glossitis

glossitis
/ (ɡlɒˈsaɪtɪs) /

noun
inflammation of the tongue

Derived forms of glossitis

glossitic (ɡlɒˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for glossitis

glossitis
[ glô-sītĭs ]

n.
Inflammation of the tongue.

Other words from glossitis

glos•sitic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
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