parotitis

[ par-uh-tahy-tis ]
/ ˌpær əˈtaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.

inflammation of a parotid.

Nearby words

  1. parotid notch,
  2. parotid papilla,
  3. parotid vein,
  4. parotidectomy,
  5. parotitic,
  6. parotoid,
  7. parous,
  8. parousia,
  9. parovarium,
  10. paroxetine

Also pa·rot·i·di·tis [puh-rot-i-dahy-tis] /pəˌrɒt ɪˈdaɪ tɪs/.

Origin of parotitis

First recorded in 1815–25; parot(id) + -itis

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Examples from the Web for parotiditis

  • Mumps is the common name for what is technically called parotitis (or parotiditis).

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British Dictionary definitions for parotiditis

parotitis

parotiditis (pəˌrɒtɪˈdaɪtɪs)

/ (ˌpærəˈtaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of the parotid glandSee also mumps
Derived Formsparotitic (ˌpærəˈtɪtɪk) or parotiditic (pəˌrɒtɪˈdɪtɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for parotiditis

parotitis

[ păr′ə-tītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the parotid glands, as in mumps.
Related formspar′o•titic (-tĭtĭk) adj.


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