[yoo r-uh-thrahy-tis]

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the urethra.

Origin of urethritis

From New Latin, dating back to 1815–25; see origin at urethr-, -itis
Related formsu·re·thrit·ic [yoo r-uh-thrit-ik] /ˌyʊər əˈθrɪt ɪk/, adjective
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inflammation of the urethra
Derived Formsurethritic (ˌjʊərɪˈθrɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for urethritis

C19: from New Latin, from Late Latin urethra
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Word Origin and History for urethritis

1823, from urethra + -itis.

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urethritis in Medicine




Inflammation of the urethra.
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