[stoh-muh-tahy-tis, stom-uh-]

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the mouth.

Origin of stomatitis

First recorded in 1855–60; stomat- + -itis
Related formssto·ma·tit·ic [stoh-muh-tit-ik, stom-uh-] /ˌstoʊ məˈtɪt ɪk, ˌstɒm ə-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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inflammation of the mouth
Derived Formsstomatitic (ˌstəʊməˈtɪtɪk, ˌstɒm-), adjective
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Word Origin and History for stomatitis

1859, from Greek stomat- "mouth" (see stoma) + -itis.

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stomatitis in Medicine




Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth.
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