[ pol-ee-noo-rahy-tis, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌpɒl i nʊˈraɪ tɪs, -nyʊ- /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of several nerves at the same time; multiple neuritis.

Origin of polyneuritis

First recorded in 1885–90; poly- + neuritis

OTHER WORDS FROM polyneuritis

pol·y·neu·rit·ic [pol-ee-noo-rit-ik, -nyoo-] /ˌpɒl i nʊˈrɪt ɪk, -nyʊ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for polyneuritis

/ (ˌpɒlɪnjʊˈraɪtɪs) /


inflammation of many nerves at the same time
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Medical definitions for polyneuritis

[ pŏl′ē-nu-rītĭs ]


Inflammation of several nerves at one time, marked by paralysis, pain, and muscle wasting.multiple neuritis

Other words from polyneuritis

pol′y•neu•ritic (-rĭtĭk) adj.
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