[glo-sahy-tis, glaw-]

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the tongue.

Origin of glossitis

First recorded in 1815–25; gloss- + -itis
Related formsglos·sit·ic [glo-sit-ik, glaw-] /glɒˈsɪt ɪk, glɔ-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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inflammation of the tongue
Derived Formsglossitic (ɡlɒˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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glossitis in Medicine




Inflammation of the tongue.
Related formsglos•sitic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
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