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 formsor·chit·ic [awr-kit-ik] /ɔrˈkɪt ɪk/, adjective
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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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orchitis in Medicine




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