pharyngitis

[ far-in-jahy-tis ]
/ ˌfær ɪnˈdʒaɪ tɪs /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the mucous membrane of the pharynx; sore throat.

Origin of pharyngitis

First recorded in 1835–45; pharyng- + -itis
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British Dictionary definitions for pharyngitis

pharyngitis

/ (ˌfærɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of the pharynx
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Medicine definitions for pharyngitis

pharyngitis

[ făr′ĭn-jītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the pharynx.

Related forms

phar′yn•gitic (-jĭtĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for pharyngitis

pharyngitis

[ făr′ĭn-jītĭs ]

Inflammation of the pharynx, often a result of viral or bacterial infection, especially streptococcal bacteria. See also strep throat.
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