noun Pathology.

inflammation of the testis.

Nearby words

  1. orchiopexy,
  2. orchioplasty,
  3. orchiotomy,
  4. orchis,
  5. orchitic,
  6. orchotomy,
  7. orcin,
  8. orcinol,
  9. orciprenaline sulfate,
  10. orcus

Also or·chi·di·tis [awr-ki-dahy-tis] /ˌɔr kɪˈdaɪ tɪs/.

Origin of orchitis

From New Latin, dating back to 1790–1800; see origin at orchi-, -itis

Related formsor·chit·ic [awr-kit-ik] /ɔrˈkɪt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for orchiditis



inflammation of one or both testicles
Derived Formsorchitic (ɔːˈkɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for orchitis

C18: from New Latin, from Greek orkhis testicle + -itis

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Medicine definitions for orchiditis




Variant oforchitis




Inflammation of the testis.didymitis testitis
Related formsor•chitic (ôr-kĭtĭk) adj.

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