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mastoiditis

[ mas-toi-dahy-tis ]
/ ˌmæs tɔɪˈdaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.
inflammation of the mastoid process.
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Origin of mastoiditis

First recorded in 1885–90; mastoid + -itis
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How to use mastoiditis in a sentence

  • These sometimes become infected from the ear, causing the condition known as mastoiditis.

    Physiology|Ernest G. Martin

British Dictionary definitions for mastoiditis

mastoiditis
/ (ˌmæstɔɪˈdaɪtɪs) /

noun
inflammation of the mastoid process
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Medical definitions for mastoiditis

mastoiditis
[ măs′toi-dītĭs ]

n.
Inflammation of the mastoid process and mastoid sinuses.
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Scientific definitions for mastoiditis

mastoiditis
[ măs′toid-ītĭs ]

Inflammation of the mastoid process, usually resulting from an acute infection of the middle ear.
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