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urethritis

[ yoor-uh-thrahy-tis ]
/ ˌyʊər əˈθraɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.
inflammation of the urethra.
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Origin of urethritis

From New Latin, dating back to 1815–25; see origin at urethr-, -itis

OTHER WORDS FROM urethritis

u·re·thrit·ic [yoor-uh-thrit-ik], /ˌyʊər əˈθrɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for urethritis

urethritis
/ (ˌjʊərɪˈθraɪtɪs) /

noun
inflammation of the urethra

Derived forms of urethritis

urethritic (ˌjʊərɪˈθrɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for urethritis

C19: from New Latin, from Late Latin urethra
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Medical definitions for urethritis

urethritis
[ yur′ĭ-thrītĭs ]

n.
Inflammation of the urethra.
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