[ ret-n-ahy-tis ]
/ ˌrɛt nˈaɪ tɪs /

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for retinitis

/ (ˌrɛtɪˈnaɪtɪs) /


inflammation of the retina

Word Origin for retinitis

C20: from New Latin, from retina + -itis
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Medical definitions for retinitis

[ rĕt′n-ītĭs ]


Inflammation of the retina.
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