- inflammation of the mouth.
Origin of stomatitis
Related formssto·ma·tit·ic [stoh-muh-tit-ik, stom-uh-] /ˌstoʊ məˈtɪt ɪk, ˌstɒm ə-/, adjective
First recorded in 1855–60; stomat-
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Examples from the Web for stomatitis
Historical Examples of stomatitis
Stomatitis, or inflammation of the mouth, Inflammatory lesions.
When these subside, the stomatitis soon ceases; when they are irremediable, the stomatitis remains incurable.
Several varieties of stomatitis occur, sufficiently characteristic to require separate description: viz.
Should the stomatitis be due to dentition, the affected gums will be swollen, hot, and painful.
Stomatitis occurs idiopathically, deuteropathically, and traumatically.
British Dictionary definitions for stomatitis
Derived Formsstomatitic (ˌstəʊməˈtɪtɪk, ˌstɒm-), adjective
- inflammation of the mouth
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Word Origin and History for stomatitis
1859, from Greek stomat- "mouth" (see stoma) + -itis.
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- Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth.
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