pericarditis

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

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the pericardium.

Origin of pericarditis

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

Related forms

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

pericarditic (ˌpɛrɪkɑːˈdɪtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for pericarditis

pericarditis

[ pĕr′ĭ-kär-dītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the pericardium.
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