[ awr-kahy-tis ]
/ ɔrˈkaɪ tɪs /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the testis.
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 forms

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


/ (ɔːˈkaɪtɪs) /


inflammation of one or both testicles

Derived Forms

orchitic (ɔːˈkɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for orchitis

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


[ ôr-kītĭs ]


Inflammation of the testis.didymitis testitis

Related forms

or•chitic (ôr-kĭtĭk) adj.
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