[noo-rahy-tis, nyoo-]

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for neuritis


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

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

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neuritis in Medicine


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