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mastoiditis

[mas-toi-dahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. mastoid process.
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Origin of mastoiditis

First recorded in 1885–90; mastoid + -itis
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  • These sometimes become infected from the ear, causing the condition known as mastoiditis.

    Physiology

    Ernest G. Martin


British Dictionary definitions for mastoiditis

mastoiditis

noun
  1. inflammation of the mastoid process
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mastoiditis in Medicine

mastoiditis

(măs′toi-dītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the mastoid process and mastoid sinuses.
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mastoiditis in Science

mastoiditis

[măs′toid-ītĭs]
  1. Inflammation of the mastoid process, usually resulting from an acute infection of the middle ear.
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