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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the uterus.
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Origin of metritis

From New Latin, dating back to 1835–45; see origin at metr-, -itis
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Examples from the Web for metritis

Historical Examples

  • I wrote simply: metritis chronica; intumescentia labiorum orificii et colli uteri.

    New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers


  • Difficult parturitions may be followed by metritis, but they are rarely connected with parturition fever.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

British Dictionary definitions for metritis


  1. inflammation of the uterus
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metritis in Medicine


  1. Inflammation of the uterus.
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