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neuritis

[noo-rahy-tis, nyoo-]
noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of a nerve.
  2. 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
Related formsneu·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 neuritic

neuritis

noun
  1. inflammation of a nerve or nerves, often accompanied by pain and loss of function in the affected part
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Derived Formsneuritic (njʊˈrɪtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for neuritic

neuritis

n.

"inflammation of a nerve or nerves," 1825, from Greek neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + -itis. Related: Neuritic.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

neuritic in Medicine

neuritis

(nu-rītĭs)
n.
  1. The inflammation of a nerve or group of nerves that is characterized by pain, loss of reflexes, and atrophy of the affected muscles.
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Related formsneu•ritic (-rĭtĭk) adj.
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