See more synonyms for mastitis on Thesaurus.com Related formsma·stit·ic [ma-stit-ik] /mæˈstɪt ɪk/, adjective
- Pathology. inflammation of the breast.
- Veterinary Pathology. inflammation of the udder, especially of cows; garget.
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Examples from the Web for mastitis
Mastitis and chicken cholera were among the common diseases brought under control by new drugs.
Mastitis in infants is caused by unnecessary interference and manipulation and by want of cleanliness.
British Dictionary definitions for mastitis
- inflammation of a breast or an udder
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Word Origin and History for mastitis
1842, medical Latin, from Greek mastos (see masto-) + -itis.
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- Inflammation of the breast.mammitis mastadenitis
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