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orchitis

[ awr-kahy-tis ]
/ ɔrˈkaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.
inflammation of the testis.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM orchitis

or·chit·ic [awr-kit-ik], /ɔrˈkɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for orchitis

orchitis
/ (ɔːˈkaɪtɪs) /

noun
inflammation of one or both testicles

Derived forms of orchitis

orchitic (ɔːˈkɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for orchitis

C18: from New Latin, from Greek orkhis testicle + -itis
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Medical definitions for orchitis

orchitis
[ ôr-kītĭs ]

n.
Inflammation of the testis.didymitis testitis

Other words from orchitis

or•chitic (ôr-kĭtĭk) adj.
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