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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of a salpinx.
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Origin of salpingitis

1860–65; salping- + -itis
Related formssal·pin·git·ic [sal-pin-jit-ik] /ˌsæl pɪnˈdʒɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for salpingitis

Historical Examples of salpingitis

  • A salpingitis has the same effect in causing sterility in the female as has an epididymitis in the male.


    William J. Robinson

  • In acute cases of salpingitis the cœlomic ostium is open and the infective material can be seen leaking from it (Fig. 3).

  • Salpingitis, sal-pin-jī′tis, n. inflammation of a Fallopian tube.

British Dictionary definitions for salpingitis


  1. inflammation of a Fallopian tube
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Derived Formssalpingitic (ˌsælpɪnˈdʒɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for salpingitis

C19: from salpinx + -itis
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salpingitis in Medicine


  1. Inflammation of a fallopian tube or eustachian tube.
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Related formssal′pin•gitic (-jĭtĭk) adj.
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