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pericarditis

[ per-i-kahr-dahy-tis ]
/ ˌpɛr ɪ kɑrˈdaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.
inflammation of the pericardium.
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Origin of pericarditis

First recorded in 1790–1800; pericard(ium) + -itis

OTHER WORDS FROM pericarditis

per·i·car·dit·ic [per-i-kahr-dit-ik], /ˌpɛr ɪ kɑrˈdɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pericarditis

pericarditis
/ (ˌpɛrɪkɑːˈdaɪtɪs) /

noun
inflammation of the pericardium

Derived forms of pericarditis

pericarditic (ˌpɛrɪkɑːˈdɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for pericarditis

pericarditis
[ pĕr′ĭ-kär-dītĭs ]

n.
Inflammation of the pericardium.
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