[lar-uh n-jahy-tis]

Origin of laryngitis

First recorded in 1815–25; laryng- + -itis
Related formslar·yn·git·ic [lar-uh n-jit-ik] /ˌlær ənˈdʒɪt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for laryngitis


  1. inflammation of the larynx
Derived Formslaryngitic (ˌlærɪnˈdʒɪtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for laryngitis

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

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laryngitis in Medicine


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


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