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

noun Pathology.

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

Origin of laryngitis

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

Related forms

lar·yn·git·ic [lar-uh n-jit-ik] /ˌlær ənˈdʒɪt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for laryngitis


/ (ˌlærɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs) /


inflammation of the larynx

Derived Forms

laryngitic (ˌlærɪnˈdʒɪtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for laryngitis


[ lăr′ĭn-jītĭs ]


Inflammation of the larynx.

Related forms

lar′yn•gitic (-jĭtĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for laryngitis


[ lăr′ĭn-jītĭs ]

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