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retinitis

[ ret-n-ahy-tis ]
/ ˌrɛt nˈaɪ tɪs /
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noun Ophthalmology.
inflammation of the retina.
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Origin of retinitis

From New Latin, dating back to 1860–65; see origin at retina, -itis
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British Dictionary definitions for retinitis

retinitis
/ (ˌrɛtɪˈnaɪtɪs) /

noun
inflammation of the retina

Word Origin for retinitis

C20: from New Latin, from retina + -itis
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