pericarditis

[ per-i-kahr-dahy-tis ]
/ ˌpɛr ɪ kɑrˈdaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.

inflammation of the pericardium.

Nearby words

  1. pericardiophrenic,
  2. pericardiopleural,
  3. pericardiorrhaphy,
  4. pericardiostomy,
  5. pericardiotomy,
  6. pericarditis obliterans,
  7. pericardium,
  8. pericarp,
  9. pericementitis,
  10. pericementum

Origin of pericarditis

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

Related formsper·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 Formspericarditic (ˌpɛrɪkɑːˈdɪtɪk), adjective

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Word Origin and History for pericarditis

pericarditis

n.

1799, from pericardium + -itis.

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Medicine definitions for pericarditis

pericarditis

[ pĕr′ĭ-kär-dītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the pericardium.

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