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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of a tendon sheath, as from trauma, repeated strain, or systemic disease.
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Origin of tenosynovitis

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


  1. 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-)
  1. Inflammation of a tendon and its enveloping sheath.tendinous synovitis tenovaginitis
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