glossitis

[ glo-sahy-tis, glaw- ]
/ glɒˈsaɪ tɪs, glɔ- /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the tongue.

Origin of glossitis

First recorded in 1815–25; gloss- + -itis

Related forms

glos·sit·ic [glo-sit-ik, glaw-] /glɒˈsɪt ɪk, glɔ-/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for glossitis

British Dictionary definitions for glossitis

glossitis

/ (ɡlɒˈsaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of the tongue

Derived Forms

glossitic (ɡlɒˈsɪtɪk), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for glossitis

glossitis

[ glô-sītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the tongue.

Related forms

glos•sitic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.