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

inflammation of a parotid.



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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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Example sentences from the Web for parotitis

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

    Woman|William J. Robinson

British Dictionary definitions for parotitis


parotiditis (pəˌrɒtɪˈdaɪtɪs)

/ (ˌpærəˈtaɪtɪs) /


inflammation of the parotid glandSee also mumps

Derived forms of parotitis

parotitic (ˌpærəˈtɪtɪk) or parotiditic (pəˌrɒtɪˈdɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for parotitis

[ păr′ə-tītĭs ]


Inflammation of the parotid glands, as in mumps.

Other words from parotitis

par′o•titic (-tĭtĭk) adj.
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