[ awr-kahy-tis ]
/ ɔrˈkaɪ tɪs /
inflammation of the testis.
Also or·chi·di·tis [awr-ki-dahy-tis] /ˌɔr kɪˈdaɪ tɪs/.
Related formsor·chit·ic [awr-kit-ik] /ɔrˈkɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for orchitis
The pounded bark is applied locally in orchitis and epididymitis.
According to creditable authority the application of the heated leaves in orchitis produces good results.
British Dictionary definitions for orchitis
/ (ɔːˈkaɪtɪs) /
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 orchitis
[ ôr-kī′tĭs ]
Inflammation of the testis.didymitis testitis
Related formsor•chit′ic (ôr-kĭt′ĭk) adj.
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