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neuritis

[ noo-rahy-tis, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈraɪ tɪs, nyʊ- /
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noun Pathology.
inflammation of a nerve.
continuous pain in a nerve, associated with paralysis and sensory disturbances.
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Origin of neuritis

First recorded in 1830–40; neur- + -itis

OTHER WORDS FROM neuritis

neu·rit·ic [noo-rit-ik, nyoo-], /nʊˈrɪt ɪk, nyʊ-/, adjectivean·ti·neu·rit·ic, adjective, nounpost·neu·rit·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for neuritis

neuritis
/ (njʊˈraɪtɪs) /

noun
inflammation of a nerve or nerves, often accompanied by pain and loss of function in the affected part

Derived forms of neuritis

neuritic (njʊˈrɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for neuritis

neuritis
[ nu-rītĭs ]

n.
The inflammation of a nerve or group of nerves that is characterized by pain, loss of reflexes, and atrophy of the affected muscles.

Other words from neuritis

neu•ritic (-rĭtĭk) adj.
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