laryngitis

[ lar-uh n-jahy-tis ]
/ ˌlær ənˈdʒaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.

inflammation of the larynx, often with accompanying sore throat, hoarseness or loss of voice, and dry cough.

Nearby words

  1. laryngectomy,
  2. laryngemphraxis,
  3. larynges,
  4. laryngismus,
  5. laryngismus stridulus,
  6. laryngitis stridulosa,
  7. laryngo-,
  8. laryngocele,
  9. laryngofissure,
  10. laryngology

Origin of laryngitis

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

Related formslar·yn·git·ic [lar-uh n-jit-ik] /ˌlær ənˈdʒɪt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for laryngitis

laryngitis

/ (ˌlærɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of the larynx
Derived Formslaryngitic (ˌlærɪnˈdʒɪtɪk), adjective

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Word Origin and History for laryngitis

laryngitis

n.

1822, Medical Latin, from comb. form of larynx (q.v.) + -itis.

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Medicine definitions for laryngitis

laryngitis

[ lăr′ĭn-jītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the larynx.
Related formslar′yn•gitic (-jĭtĭk) adj.


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Science definitions for laryngitis

laryngitis

[ lăr′ĭn-jītĭs ]

Inflammation of the larynx, usually caused by a virus and characterized by hoarseness.
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