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glossitis

[glo-sahy-tis, glaw-]
noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the tongue.
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Origin of glossitis

First recorded in 1815–25; gloss- + -itis
Related formsglos·sit·ic [glo-sit-ik, glaw-] /glɒˈsɪt ɪk, glɔ-/, adjective
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glossitis

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

glossitis

(glô-sītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the tongue.
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Related formsglos•sitic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
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