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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the trachea.
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Origin of tracheitis

First recorded in 1835–45; trache(a) + -itis
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Examples from the Web for tracheitis

Historical Examples of tracheitis

  • It is a valuable remedy in chronic bronchitis and tracheitis.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever

    George Frederick Laidlaw

  • Tracheitis and septic pneumonia developed, and the man died of acute septicæmia thirty-six hours later.

British Dictionary definitions for tracheitis


  1. inflammation of the trachea
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tracheitis in Medicine


  1. Inflammation of the trachea.
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