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sinusitis

[sahy-nuh-sahy-tis]
noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of a sinus or the sinuses.
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Origin of sinusitis

From New Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at sinus, -itis
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British Dictionary definitions for sinusitis

sinusitis

noun
  1. inflammation of the membrane lining a sinus, esp a nasal sinus
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Word Origin and History for sinusitis

n.

"inflammation of the sinuses," 1896; see sinus + -itis.

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sinusitis in Medicine

sinusitis

(sī′nə-sītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of a sinus, especially of the paranasal sinuses.
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