noun Pathology.

inflammation of a spinal nerve root.

Nearby words

  1. radiculalgia,
  2. radicular,
  3. radicular cyst,
  4. radicular odontoma,
  5. radiculectomy,
  6. radiculo-,
  7. radiculoganglionitis,
  8. radiculomeningomyelitis,
  9. radiculomyelopathy,
  10. radiculoneuropathy

Origin of radiculitis

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

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Medicine definitions for radiculitis




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

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