tonsillitis

[ ton-suh-lahy-tis ]
/ ˌtɒn səˈlaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.

inflammation of a tonsil or the tonsils.

Origin of tonsillitis

1795–1805; < Latin tōnsill(ae) tonsils + -itis
Related formston·sil·lit·ic [ton-suh-lit-ik] /ˌtɒn səˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tonsillitis

tonsillitis

/ (ˌtɒnsɪˈlaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of the palatine tonsils, causing enlargement, occasionally to the extent that they nearly touch one another
Derived Formstonsillitic (ˌtɒnsɪˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for tonsillitis

tonsillitis


n.

also tonsilitis, 1801, from tonsil + -itis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for tonsillitis

tonsillitis

[ tŏn′sə-lītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of a tonsil, especially the palatine tonsil.
Related formston′sil•litic (-lĭtĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for tonsillitis

tonsillitis

[ tŏn′sə-lītĭs ]

Inflammation of the tonsils, usually caused by bacterial infection.
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Culture definitions for tonsillitis

tonsillitis

[ (ton-suh-leye-tis) ]

An inflammation of the tonsils, sometimes the result of a bacterial infection.

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