noun Pathology.

inflammation of a tendon sheath, as from trauma, repeated strain, or systemic disease.

Origin of tenosynovitis

First recorded in 1885–90; teno- + synovitis
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British Dictionary definitions for tenosynovitis



painful swelling and inflammation of tendons, usually of the wrist, often the result of repetitive movements such as typing
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tenosynovitis in Medicine


[tĕn′ō-sĭn′ə-vītĭs, -sī′nə-]


Inflammation of a tendon and its enveloping sheath.tendinous synovitis tenovaginitis
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