- inflammation of a lymphatic gland.
Origin of lymphadenitis
Also called adenitis.
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Examples from the Web for lymphadenitis
The characters of the lymphadenitis vary with the nature of the irritant.
Sometimes the lymphadenitis is of an acute character, and the tendency is towards the formation of an abscess.
In uncomplicated diphtheritic laryngitis I expect no lymphadenitis.
- inflammation of a lymph node
C19: New Latin. See lymph, adenitis
- Inflammation of one or more lymph nodes.
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