[lar-uh n-jahy-tis]

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 formslar·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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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




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



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