Origin of radiculitis

From New Latin, dating back to 1905–10; see origin at radicle, -itis
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radiculitis in Medicine


  1. Inflammation of the intradural portion of a spinal nerve root prior to its entrance into the intervertebral foramen.
  2. Inflammation of the portion of a spinal nerve root between the intervertebral foramen and the nerve plexus.
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