myelitis

[mahy-uh-lahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.

inflammation of the substance of the spinal cord.
inflammation of the bone marrow.

Origin of myelitis

First recorded in 1825–35; myel- + -itis
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British Dictionary definitions for myelitis

myelitis

noun

inflammation of the spinal cord or of the bone marrow
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Medicine definitions for myelitis

myelitis

[mī′ə-lītĭs]

n.

Inflammation of the spinal cord.
Inflammation of the bone marrow.
Related formsmy′e•litic (-lĭtĭk) adj.
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